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Bee 101 | Become a Beekeeper | Hands-on Workshop | March 30-31, 2019

March 30, 2019 @ 09:00 April 6, 2019 @ 16:00 EDT

Intro to Beekeeping | Become a Beekeeper Hands-On Series, includes Suiting Up and Going into the Hives (2-days)

Last one before Bee/Honey Season.

If you want to start beekeeping this year….this is your chance!

(next workshop will be Nov 2019)

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, Mar 30th from 9am-4pm at UF / IFAS Charlotte County Extension, at 25550 Harbor View Rd # 3, Port Charlotte, FL 33980

  • Becoming a Beekeeper
  • Basic Tools
  • Hive Equipment
  • How to Get Started
  • Maintaining Your Hive
  • Working Bees
  • Hive Structure
  • Colony Structure 
  • General Management
  • SW Florida Forage
  • Products of the Hive
  • Honey Harvesting
  • Pests & Diseases

Hands-On Workshop on Sun, Mar 31st from 12pm-4/5pm at GreenView Aquaponics Family Farm & Apiary, at 4160 Old Burnt Store Road, N, Cape Coral, FL 33993

  • Bee PPE/Lighting Smoker – how to do it the right way.
  • Hive Building – build your hive and frames onsite using our jigs, nails, staples
  • Hive Inspections/Splits – over-the-shoulder with UF Advanced Master Beekeeper  
  • Into the Hive – hands-on experince with the bees. YOU will be working with the bees.

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,
  • Beekeeper Veil,
  • Gloves,
  • Smoker, 
  • Hive Tool

Membership included:

  • Gulf Coast Beekeepers of Florida – 1 yr

Does not include BEEs or FDACS Beekeeper Registration.

Waiver required for Hands-on Workshop portion.  Discounts for couples that only want one set of equipment. Additional equipment and protective gear available for purchase at 10% discount.

REGISTRATION ends on Wednesday, Mar 27th at 11:30pm. REGISTER TODAY, so you don’t miss out!

Already have everything listed in the Basic Start Up Kit?  Simply give us a jingle at 239-558-1130 and you may be able to sign up as an ADDITIONAL Family Member instead.

NOT SURE if Beekeeping is for you? Simply register for Saturday classroom only portion. If you change your mind during the class and we have equipment available, you may be able to upgrade to full registration to add Sunday and Basic Beekeeping Kit at that time. Limited seats available. Register early

GreenView Aquaponics Family Farm & Apiary



GreenView Aquaponics Family Farm & Apiary

4160 Old Burnt Store Road N
Cape Coral, Florida 33993 United States
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