Beekeeper Association Course

Date(s) - Wed. Feb. 05, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


A must for all beginning beekeepers, in this class we will cover basic techniques of “treatment free” beekeeping, including materials and equipment, beehive structure, the life cycle of bees, hive development and dynamics, seasonal apiary work, honey and hive products, common pests and diseases, and hive management – with an emphasis on ecologically-friendly management techniques. We will taste local and varietal honeys, and learn about harvesting and making bee products such as rendering wax into lip balm. You will learn everything you need to know to set up your own backyard apiary.

Come learn all the basics of being a successful beekeeper. Led by experienced beekeepers and hosted by Peter Montague and Bill Perkins of the Boston Area Beekeepers Association. Over the 5 classroom lectures we will take you through how the mechanics of the equipment works, the behavior of Honeybees, resource management, a month by month look and beekeeping through the year, pests and diseases and a panel of local beekeepers. In an additional 3 hands on sessions in our Mattapan Apiary we will cover assembling your equipment, installing a package and your first inspections.

The classroom schedule is as follows;

1 – Jan 29th 7:30-8

2 – Feb 5th 7:30-8

3 – Feb 12th 7:30-8

4 – Mar 4th 7:30-8

5 – Mar 11th 7:30-8

The field sessions are dependent on when packages arrive and are subject to change. The tentative dates are as follows;

1 – Mar 21st

2 – Mar 28th

3 – Apr 4th

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