Beginning Beekeeper Workshop
Date: Saturday, February 2 (snow date Sunday, February 3) Cost: $10.00 per person
Time: 1:00- 4:30 p.m.
To register call: 518-622-9820x0 Location: Agroforestry Resource Center, Acra Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 30 (This program fills up very quickly!)
Presented by Richard Ronconi, Catskill Mountain Beekeepers Club So, you think you would like to be a beekeeper. This is the opportunity you have been waiting for! Whether you are just thinking about it or already have a hive or two and want to learn more about over-wintering, pest control, honey harvesting, selling and using hive products, this short course is made for you. We will cover necessary equipment, how to order bees, cost, how to maintain a hive, and learn to identify problems. January is the perfect month to begin thinking about your beekeeping future, which could start this spring with your first hive. The planet needs more beekeepers like you and the honeybee is in trouble. The honeybee is essential to agriculture and is an important part of the environment. This course will have something for everyone (including a honey tasting) no matter what your level. We will have plenty of time for questions, discussion and demonstrations. Become familiar with the Catskill Mountain Beekeepers Club which started in 1996 with a handful of dedicated and experienced people and who now has over 100 member families who raise bees, teach others about beekeeping, and sell their hive products.
Membership Dues DUE NOW! 2013 membership dues are due now. Membership dues are still a bargain at $15 and include the whole family. Membership Dues FormBee Magazines Online- American Bee Journal and Bee Culture offer digital editions at a very reasonable cost. ABJ: http://www.dadant.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=32_57 Bee Culture: http://www.beeculture.com/store/index.cfm?action=showproducts&CatID=99
Ohio State University Webinars- Participate in webinars about bees. The most recent is about mites. http://beelab.osu.edu/t08_pageview/Workshops_and_Webinars.htm