Keeping Bees! Beginner & Advanced Classes

Hive Healthy 2015 Bee School

March 7 & 14
9:00– 4:00 pm
Jerimiah Smith Grange Hall
Lee Hook Rd. Lee NH

Course will cover everything you need to know to get started in Bees including

Honey Bee Biology – their fascinating life cycle and how they do it
Hive equipment – costs, what to buy and how to assemble it. Nucs vs. Packages, locating your hive
Installing your bees
Hive Management Spring thru Fall
Beyond basics – Swarming, requeening, inspections, what can go wrong
Pests and Diseases – bee friendly practices geared toward the small scale keepers
Demos: Using the smoker, Working the hive, Moving bees, Hive tools and tips, Assembling Frames

Taught by Wendy Booth, Beekeeper 13 yrs., 2008 NH Beekeeper of the Year, past NHBA President and EAS Dir., featured on NH Chronicle and NH Magazine, NHNPR Laura Kinoy Show and regular guest speaker at local garden clubs.

 Course Books: (not included with class)
Beekeeping for Dummies
Beekeepers Handbook by Diana Samataro

Cost: $100 per person for 2 day course   Space is limited
Send payment to: Wendy Booth, 37 Swan Drive, Nottingham NH 03290
Call 603-557-7468 or email wendy_booth@comcast.net to reserve a spot.

1/2 hour lunch break. We will show a movie during lunch if you want to BYO lunch

Also offering a Second Year Beekeeper Class on Advanced Management March 28, 2015 9AM-4PM

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Hive Healthy 2015  Advanced Beekeeping Class

March 28th, 2015
9:00– 4:00 pm
Jerimiah Smith Grange Hall
Lee Hook Rd. Lee NH

Course will cover:
Re-Queening
Reversing
Laying workers
Finding the Queen
Feeding for flow & supering
Mites
Cells—to cut or not to cut
Drawing comb
Trapping Pollen and Propolis Swarming and preventing it
Catching & Making splits,
nucs and why
Tips and tricks

 Cost: $50 per person for one day course

Send payment to: Wendy Booth, 37 Swan Drive, Nottingham NH 03290
Call 603-557-7468 or email wendy_booth@comcast.net to reserve a spot.
1/2 hour lunch break. BYO lunch
Bring your Questions and Experiences…Good or Bad!

www.HiveHealthy.com

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