Weekend Introductory Beekeeping Course May 21st- 22nd
Introductory beekeeping course this weekend. There are a couple of spaces available. To register, please contact James at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (709) 213-BEES (2337).
10:00am - 5:00pm. Saturday and Sunday, 28 Old Settlement, Freshwater (Placentia Bay).
This intensive 2 day course will focus on all aspects of hands on equipment assembly & selection, seasonal beekeeping responsibilities, bee biology, two sessions working with live bees, assessing brood patterns, frame manipulation to get "winter ready", identification and marking a queen, how to install a nucleus colony ("nuc"), how to set up a swarm trap and how to catch a swarm, identification and selection of pollinator friendly plants and apiary site selection. Lunch each day included with registration fee. Coffee and refreshment breaks also included. Cost: $165 for NLBKA members, $195 for non-members.