Beginning Beekeepers – Apiary Education

The Best Way to Start Beekeeping Is By Taking a Class
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Beginning Beekeepers – Apiary Education

Presented by the Monadnock Beekeepers Association

March 17 Instructors: Larry Cummings, Sean Driscoll & Tammy Adams Location: NH Honey Bee, Gilsum, NH
 
  • Meet & Greet - Overview
  • Reading Suggestions – Beekeeping for Dummies, 4th Edition
  • Field trip to NH Honeybee & Equipment Review
  • Building Frames & Smoker, and Suggestions
April 28 (Date Changed) Instructors: Rick Church & Peter Hills Location: TBD
 
  • Sharing Time – Review & Q and A
  • NUC & Package Installation
  • Feeding & Expectations
May 19 Instructors: John Snowdon & Peter Hills Location: Westmorland, NH
 
  • Sharing Time & Spring Management
  • Hive Inspection Checklist
  • Swarms & Absconding
June 17 Instructors: Suzanne Brouillette & Deb Abbott Location: Harrisville, NH
  [Due to scheduling conflict, this workshop will take place on Sunday.]
  • Sharing Time & Summer Management
  • Varroa Mites -- Mite Checks -- Dearth Preparation
  • Special Visit in Slovenian Hives
July 21 Instructors: Greg Kittredge & LT Poland Location: Alstead, NH
 
  • Sharing Time -- Dearth Activities
  • Reading Frames
  • Nucs & Splits -- Wintering over in Nucs
August 18 Instructors: Nancy Frye & Melissa Stephenson Location: Peterborough, NH
 
  • Mouse Guards & Robbing Prevention
  • Extracting & Medications
  • Preparing for Fall and Winter Management