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
REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP SERIES IS NOW CLOSED.
Contact Agent Cassidy Williams at (804) 704-4033, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
Feb 13: Harvesting / Late Season
Feb 20: Managing Pests, Disorders, and Parasites
Mar 3: Field Day in the Hive (weather permitting)
THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.