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Black Swamp Beekeepers Association – Introduction to Beekeeping
This 1-day class is an introduction to beekeeping. Through this class, we give the students a quick overview (Beekeeping 101) of this industry.Giving them the costs, time, and what they need to do to keep healthy honeybees. We have mentors, advanced, and newbees there to teach and answer questions.
The students go through intensive training on all aspects of beekeeping. This class goes from Feb. to Nov. teaching honeybee anatomy, health, disease, pests, hive equipment, beekeeper gear, and properly taking care of their colonies to get to the following Spring. This is the foundational knowledge that they need to build upon.
The advanced students go through every detail of beekeeping, building on the knowledge they have.This class goes from Feb. to Nov. teaching beekeeping history, Queen rearing, grafting, hive products & processing, mentoring, frame trouble-shooting, and inspections. >From this level, they can specialize in the areas they want and will be able to speak publically, train others, and being a mentor to youth & newbees beekeepers.