Intro to Beekeeping | Become a Beekeeper Hands-On Series, includes Suiting Up and Going into the Hives (2-days)
This is a unique and one of a kind opportunity to actually work the bees in actual bee hives as part of the Hands-on portion of the workshop. We will suit you up and take a close look at the bees. You will be learning how to use the tools, what you are looking for and have personal hands-on experience working in the hive. Learn from a UF Advanced Master Beekeeper [not included in the non-beekeeper ticket]
Class Lecture on Saturday from 9am-5pm at GreenView Aquaponics Family Farm & Apiary, at 4160 Old Burnt Store Road, N, Cape Coral, FL 33993
Becoming a Beekeeper
How to Get Started
Maintaining Your Hive
SW Florida Forage
Products of the Hive
Pests & Diseases
Hands-On Workshop on Sunday from 11am-5/6pm at GreenView Aquaponics Family Farm & Apiary, at 4160 Old Burnt Store Road, N, Cape Coral, FL 33993
Bee PPE/Lighting Smoker - how to suit up and light the smoker the right way.
Hive Inspections/Splits - over-the-shoulder with UF Advanced Master Beekeeper
Into the Hive - hands-on experience with the bees. YOU will be working with the bees. To identify:
Identification of eggs, open brood, and capped brood
Honey and pollen stores
Finding the queen
Varroa Sugar Role Test - hands-on testing for the bees nemesis, the varroa mite
Hive Building - build you own hive and frames onsite using our jigs, nails, staples
Jigs - how to build a frame jig to make your hive building easier
Students receive a Basic Start Up Kit that includes:
10-frame Langstroth Hive w Deep Hive Body, 10 frames with Foundation, Migratory Top Board and Bottom Board,
Gulf Coast Beekeepers of Florida - 1 yr
Does not include BEEs or FDACS Beekeeper Registration.
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