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Advanced Beekeeping Class – Going Commercial

03/18/2012 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Bee Culture Magazine and The Medina County Beekeepers will pre-sent a half-day Advanced Beekeeping Seminar on Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM at the A. I. Root Meeting Room at 623 W. Liberty Street, Medina, OH 44256. This meeting room is on the South side of Liberty Street. Look for the Medina Beekeepers Sign. Refreshments will be provided.


Kim Flottum, Editor of Bee Culture Magazine, and author of Backyard Beekeeping, The Honey Handbook and Better Beekeeping. Kim is Emer-itus Chairman Of the Board and President of EAS, and Past President of The Ohio State Beekeepers and the Medina County Beekeepers.

Dr. Dewey Caron, Emeritus Professor in Apiculture from Delaware, and author of Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping, The African Honey Bee in the Americas, and Observation Hives. Dr. Caron is Emeritus Chairman Of The Board and President Of EAS, and Past President of WAS.

Dr. Larry Connor is President of WicWas Press, author of Bee Sex Es-sentials, Increase Essentials and Queen Rearing Essentials. He has pub-lished a host of other beekeeping books, organizes the Serious Sideliner Course at the ABF meetings annually, and is a nationally known speaker on a variety of topics.

Topics include:

  • Winter and spring management for maximum population for Midwest honey flows
  • Using uncapped queen cells, capped queen cells, virgins and whole queens, looking hard at summer splits for expansion and swarm control
  • Controlling Varroa…what works, what doesn’t and why, efficiency in time and cost
  • Managing diseases and other pests efficiently
  • Producing and marketing Varietal and artisan honey
  • Fall and winter management for optimal overwintering success in the Midwest


Queen production is not a part of this class. Due to timing, live colony work is not part of the class. All instruction will be inside. Instructors will be using, primarily, PowerPoint material, but some hands on may be available. This will be a full four hours of instruction. Please arrive early and be prepared to ask questions after the class is over. There is no limit to the number of students for this class.

Fee is $60.00/person. A family of 2 $85.00. Some instructional material will be provided, and the book Better Beekeeping is included. Advance notice or attendance is required, but payment will be made at the door the day of the meeting. For more information and to preregister, contact Kim Flottum at Kim@BeeCulture.com, or 330.722.2021. Registration closes Friday, March 9, 2012.

Note: This class will count towards 5 credit hours in the Master Beekeeper Program


1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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OH United States


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