Honeybees are an important insect responsible for pollinating a significant amount of our food supply. Over the last decade beekeeping has become popular as people have learned about the pressures bees are facing. The focus of this class is to prepare a hobbyist beekeeper for the challenges of beekeeping so that these important pollinators can thrive.
This class will include the following topics:
- Introduction to honeybees and beekeeping
- Beehive Construction
- Spring and Summer Management
- Queens and Swarming
- Fall and Winter Management
- Honeybee Maladies
- Honey Production and other products
This Class will be taught by Nathan Sperry. Nathan has a Masters in Entomology from the University of Florida and has been a beekeeper in Western Massachusetts since 2002.
Cost: $149.00 for 8 sessions (plus optional hive kit available to purchase payable to the instructor $350 to build during class)
Dates and Times: Wednesdays 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, November 6, 2019 - January 15, 2020. (No classes November 27, December 25, and January 1)