New Beekeeper School 2024
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mASTER bEEKEEPER sEMINAR AT cORNELL uNIVERSITY
The deadline to apply is 12/2/23.
Study Group "Splitting Colonies" with Rick Church
Participants should have:
Two years of beekeeping experience or more
Some splitting experience would be nice, but is not a requirement.
A commitment to having two or more colonies
A willingness to experiment with the techniques discussed (this will involvean investment in some hive equipment)
A willingness to share what they learn through their own experiments
A willingness to find and share for discussion, material relative to topics being discussed, and a commitment to attend at least 6 of the 8 of the scheduled sessions.
Good assurance that they will have one full sized hive available for splittingin May or early June.
We will learn many ways of increasing the number of colonies in our apiaries and the effect of these techniques and their timing on honey production, apiary sustainability and the control of varroa mites.
Rick Church will be putting the class together in early February and the number of participants has to be fairly small for the format to work well. We hope to form a group whose members are prepared for the work we will do and have a variety of experiences to contribute.Hopefully we will be able to include all who are interested, but we need to limit the session to six participants (people keeping bees togethercount as one.) A number of people have expressed interest already to Rick. Please do not assume that they will automatically be included, everybody needs to apply.
Applications close January 31, 2024 and Rick will respond to the applications in February.
The session schedule will be: March 16, April 13 and 27, May 18, June 1, 22, July 20 and August 17 If you would like yo participate, please apply via the link below.