The Buzz About Bees
Have you considered becoming a beekeeper but don’t know where or how to get started? Maybe you have an interest in bees, want to learn more about the inner workings of the colony or how you can help honeybees and other native pollinators. This class will teach you beekeeping essentials like roles of the worker bees, the queen and the drone. How to use beekeeping tools for hive inspections will be demonstrated. Students will be given detailed explanation of what specific things to look for during the inspection using a live beehive for demonstration and as a visual tool. Students will learn about where propolis, flower pollen, honey and royal jelly come from and the medicinal benefits that can be reaped from the honeybee byproducts. This class will cover diseases that afflict the honeybees and what causes colony collapse disorder. Participants in the class will receive the book “First Lessons in Beekeeping” and a syllabus.