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Miami Valley Beekeepers A Variety of Beginner Classes 2018
February 3 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Instructor and Queen Breeder Vickie Bowman will be providing beginner beekeeping classes, supported by Miami Valley Beekeepers, at the following locations:
BRUKNER NATURE CENTER: Two dates: February 3 AND February 10 $60 for both classes
This hands-on workshop from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., will cover equipment needs, where to get your bees, where to put your bees, feeding needs, how to help your bees stay healthy, the birds and the bees, forage, how to manipulate your hives, recognizing and treating diseases, getting your bees through their first year and much more. Participants will build their first frame, so please bring a pair of pliers, box cutter and tack hammer to the first class.
As if that isn’t enough you will also receive a free one year membership to the Miami Valley Beekeepers Association and a complimentary one year membership to the Ohio State Beekeepers Association. Membership in MVBA gives you access to mentors, program speakers and hands on teaching hives at the MVBA/Brukner apiary. The fee is just $60 per person for both class sessions (you must be able to attend both classes.) There will be a 1 hour break for lunch and attendees may bring a sack lunch or grab a bite to eat at a local restaurant. Class registration deadline is Wednesday, January 31 and payment is due at the time of registration (cash or check only). If mailing a check, please include “Bee School” in the memo area. If you have questions about the class call Vickie at 937 947-1568.
MIAMI COUNTY PARK DISTRICT: February 17 AND 18 $60 for both classes
Topics: Birds and Bees, What do I need, frame and box building, Where do I get my bees, Where do I put my bees, Castes of bees, Strains of bees, Zoning, Neighbors, Goodies from the hive….. Homework-order equipment and start building, Nucs, package and swarm installation, diseases, inspection, feeding, mite control, hive progression, Spring, Summer and Fall management and much more,….. .
As if that isn’t enough you will also receive a free one year membership to the Miami Valley Beekeepers Association and a complimentary one year membership to the Ohio State Beekeepers Association.
Pre-register by phone: 937.335.6273