Mountain High Beekeepers Cooperative is delivering a very limited amount of packages to the front range. These 3 pound packages come with Itialian queens from Olivarez Honey Bees and are priced at $135. For more information please visit the MHBC website.
Beginning Beekeeping is NOT for Dummies
The focus of this beekeeping class will be understanding bees and beekeeping so you’ll have a scaffold on which to hang new information and a foundation for problem solving. I want to get you and your bees through the first year and point you at what you’ll need for years 2-5. Topics we’ll cover:
Equipment – Apiary setup
Starting with a package and nuc – How to work with your bees
VARROA – Pests parasites diseases
Bee biology: development, nutrition, genetics, behavior – Bees through the seasons in Colorado
*This class will be especially helpful for those who have lost their bees and want to try again. Bee suppliers are starting to request or require that customers take a course before supplying bees!**
Cost is $100. When payment is received, your place will be reserved. Class size will be limited to 15. We’ll split into smaller groups for the hands-on session. Classes will be held at my house in S. Boulder, CO 80305. We’ll use The Beekeeper’s Handbook by Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile 4th ed. It’s a great book to have in any case.
Feel free to email/call/text if you have questions and to register. I’m looking forward to meeting and getting to know all of you this spring!