BEGINNER BEEKEEPING

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Introduction to Beekeeping Course

February 29th and March 7th 2020

This is an intensive 2-day course

EVERYONE IS EXPECTED TO COME TO BOTH SESSIONS

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Tickets cost $95.

If you would like to have your own copy of a textbook, you can save money on the textbook by purchasing a $10 add-on in Xola checkout through MARC. If you would like to purchase the textbook on your own this is our recommended copy- https://www.amazon.com/Honey-Bees-Beekeeping-Year-Apiary/dp/1929832311/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Honey+Bees+and+Beekeeping%3A+A+Year+in+the+Life+of+an+Apiary%2C+3rd+Edition&qid=1582557525&s=books&sr=1-1

Price includes BOTH days.

Listen to MARC volunteers talk about bees, pollination, and the role of the Maryland Agricultural Resource Council in educating the public about agriculture On The Record with Sheilah Kast at WYPR:  http://wypr.org/post/busy-bees-and-busier-beekeepers

This beginner’s beekeeping course is perfect for individuals who are curious about beehives and the bees that maintain them. This course will help you build a framework to continue your education as a junior beekeeper, or simply a person who recognizes the irreplaceable value honey bees hold in our food system.

The course will cover:

  • Colony build up
  • Reproduction
  • Resource accumulation
  • Winter prep and survival
  • General management of the beehives
  • How to extract honey
  • How to identify and treat bee diseases

 

2020 Instructors: 

Our 2020 instructors will be Bryan Bender and Chris Hart of the Central Maryland Beekeepers Association. Bryan manages our Nuc Yard at the AG center!

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