2014 West Sound Beekeepers Association Bee-ginner beekeeper Class
Each session covers multiple topics with a break included. The classes are held at the Evergreen Room of the Silverdale Community Center located at 9729 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale.
The cost of the Beginner beekeeping class is $50. Included in the cost of the class fee is the $24 one year family membership in the West Sound Beekeepers Association and the $15 cost of the beginner beekeeping study guide/patch.(The remaining $11 will cover the room rental and any other miscellaneous expenses associated with the class.) Upon completion of the 10 section exam, an apprentice beekeeper certificate and patch is awarded. (Note: The membership is a family membership). The membership also gets you access to the association’s library, meetings, yahoo group and the many knowledgeable members at the meetings and events.
Mon Feb 24 6pm – 8pm – Session 1 – Class overview, Bee and Hive life cycles, Honeybee and her products, hive types, tools and clothing. First year in the apiary
Mon Mar 10 6pm – 8pm – Session 2 – Beekeeping Equipment, Making a start in beekeeping, spring management, swarm signals and prevention
Mon Mar 17 6pm – 8pm – Session 3 – Swarm catching and hiving, Honeybee mites, Bee diseases and pests, Disease/Pest treatment plan
Mon Mar 24 6pm – 8pm – Session 4 – Summer management and Honey Production, Pollination, Fall Management, Treatment free beekeeping
Mon Mar 31 6pm – 8pm – Session 5 – Queen Rearing, hive product marketing, yearly recap, Becoming a complete beekeeper, Class closeout
Club Event Website: http://westsoundbees.org/news_event.htm
To Sign up: http://www.westsoundbees.org/wsba_membership_form_2014.pdf
(Please indicate on the sign up form how many will be coming to the class)