Bee School Classes

 
Bee School Syllabus
Class 1

Hive Occupants And Characteristics

  • Introduction
  • Races: Origins & Features
  • Queens, Drones & Workers
  • Colony Activities
  • Life Cycle, Duties and Foraging behavior
  • Louisa’s Presentation: Hive Occupants

Establishing Your First Hive

  • Sources and configurations
  • Hive location, populating & feeding
  • Chuck’s Presentation: Starting Bees

Additional Reading:

  • “Beekeeping Basics”, a MAAREC Publication, 2004
  • “Beekeeper’s Handbook” by Dianna Suamattaro.  2006
  • “Beekeeping for Dummies” ISBN 0-76455419-0 2002
  • “The Backyard Beekeeper” ISBN 1-59253-118-0. 2005üü
  • “The New Starting Right with Bees”; revised 2002 by Kim Flottum and Kathy Summers.
  • “First Lessons in Beekeeping 2007”, Keith S. Delaplane
Class 2:

Hive Equipment & Extraction

Hive Equipment – Part 1

  • Protective Clothing, smoker/fuel and hive tools
  • Hive parts

Hive Equipment – Part 2

  • Advanced Equipment
  • Specialized Equipment

Extraction

 Class 3:

Spring & Summer Management

Queens and Special Management

  • Re-queening – when and how
  • Special condition manipulations
  • Alden’s Presentation: Alden Queens 2015
Class 4:

Bee Pests and Disease

  • IPM and Pesticide Challenges
  • Adult and brood diseases and treatments
  • Pests – Mites, Mice and Men
  • John’s Presentation: Pests & Diseases 2015

Hive Inspections

Winter Mangment

Class 5:

Raffle

Speaker & Mentor Panel

Q & A

Package Installation

  • Details to be announced
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