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Introduction to Beekeeping

February 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

$50.00
Beginner Class (1-Day)

1 day “Introduction to Beekeeping” Class
Saturday, February 3rd @ 9am-3pm
(45-min. Lunch Break included)
Defiance County Extension Office

This class will be an overview of what to expect during your first year of beekeeping, including:

  • Costs (bee equipment, bees, support gear)
  • Building (hive bodies & frames)
  • Basic Colony Breakdown (types & breeds of bees)
  • Colony Requirements (forage, water, laws, etc.)
  • Hives (all parts & explanation)
  • Pests & Disease (overview only)
  • Summer Buildup (additional items & costs)
  • Extracting Honey (equipment & gear)
  • Fall & Winter Preparedness (stores, stressors, readiness)
  • Emergency Feeding (different methods)
  • Question & Answers from Mentoring Panel (mentors, experienced beekeepers, and newbees to answer all of your questions)

COST:  $50.00, which includes:

Supply catalogs will also be available from the following apiary vendors:

  • Duane Hathaway
  • Mann Lake
  • Dadant
  • Brushy Mountain
  • Better Bee
  • Blue Sky Bee Supply
  • Kelley Beekeeping
  • OSBA items & information

Please arrive early for donuts & fresh fruit! Coffee, tea, & water will be provided all day.

Please pack your lunch or box lunches will be available for purchase from Little Slice of Heaven for $9.00 each.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
Friday, January 19th by 11:59pm

Please Mail completed registration form with check/m.o. to:
24645 Flory Rd., Defiance, OH -OR- call (419) 438-7335 for credit card payment options or questions.

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Details

Date:
February 3, 2018
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$50.00
Event Category:
Website:
http://blackswamp.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/?page_id=44

Organizer

Black Swamp Beekeepers Association
Email:
blackswampbeekeepersassoc@gmail.com
Website:
http://blackswampbeekeepersassociation.bz

Venue

Defiance Extension Office
6879 Evansport Rd
Defiance, Ohio 43512
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