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Beekeeping for Beginners (5-Session Course)

Beekeeping for Beginners

5-Session Course Starting January 2018

 

Hopewell United Methodist Church  

4585 Dry Fork Rd, Dry Fork, VA

 

ALL SESSIONS

6:00 pm -8:00 pm

 

REGISTER ONLINE: https://goo.gl/forms/8LhC2wqnDb9MQdKg1

TO ATTEND ALL 5 SESSIONS

 

FOR INFORMATION

Contact Agent Cassidy Williams at (804) 704-4033, cwilliams@vsu.edu, or call the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-3292. 

 

In this five-part series designed for those interested in starting a beekeeping operation, participants will attend lectures featuring guest speakers and take a field tour. The book, First Lessons in Beekeeping, by Keith S. Delaplane, will be used, along with many additional resources.

 

Class dates and topics include:

 

Jan 23: History of Beekeeping and Purpose

Mike Rogers, President, Pittsylvania County Beekeepers Association

 

Jan 30: Basic Biology and Equipment

Patrick Ferrer, Vice President, Pittsylvania County Beekeepers Association and Sales Manager at Dadant & Sons, Inc.

 

Feb 6: Getting Started/Early Season

Patrick Ferrer

 

Feb 13: Harvesting / Late Season

Berry Hines

 

Feb 20: Managing Pests, Disorders, and Parasites

Mike Rogers

 

Mar 3: Field Day in the Hive (weather permitting)

 

THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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