Beekeeping in the Pacific Northwest 2014
Join us for the Beekeeping in the Pacific Northwest Course Saturday June 28th, 2014 8:30am- 4:30pm here at our regular meeting location at Stedman Bee Supplies.
This class is taught by members of the West Sound Bee Association. This course is for All beekeepers that want to improve their beekeeping knowledge and become a better beekeeper. Whether you have years of beekeeping experience or mid way into your first year of beekeeping, this class is for you.
Our local environment can make certain aspects of beekeeping more challenging at particular times of the year. We will never know what is always best for our bees, but the more we know and understand, the better chance we have of doing what is right for them. This class will help you on your way in becoming a better beekeeper!
We’ll take a more in depth look at swarm prevention, splits, overwintering hives, pests & disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention, increase honey yields and tricks of the trade. There will be hands on demonstrations in the afternoon so all beekeepers must bring a hat and veil or suit. For example you will have the opportunity to participate in activities such as making splits, sugar rolls, sugar dusting and mite counts, hygienic testing, etc. Download Details and Registration Form
- European Honey Bee Biology
- Types of Flowers Used
- Equipment Use Review
- Workings of the Hive
- Swarm prevention
- Varroa Mite, Tracheal Mite & Nosema
- Seasonal Management
- Pulling the Surplus Honey
- The Extraction Process
- Honey Marketing