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Beeginner Beekeeping class – West Sound Beekeepers Association

March 10, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Weekly on the same day until March 31, 2014
Frame of honeybees and hive tool

Photo by Lynn Wilson

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)


March 10, 2014


Silverdale Community Center
9729 Silverdale Way NW
Silverdale, WA 98383 United States