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Beekeeping for Beginners (5-Session Course)

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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.

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.

Earlier Event: January 20
Cheesemaking at Stonehaus Farms