The 2013 Urban Beekeeping Series is now sold out. To put your name on the cancellation list (please indicate Group A or B) and/or to be notified of when registration opens for 2014 (February 2014) please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Including both in-class and ‘in hive’ components, this series provides a grounding in basic beekeeping. Please choose Group A (more weekends) or Group B (more weekdays) when registering. Some sessions combine both.
Instructors: Mylee Nordin,Cathy Kozma, Oliver Couto and Paul Zammit
Group A: [PG13S43] Public $240; Members $195
Group B: [PG13S44] Public $240; Members $195
Session 1: Intro to Bees & Hive Building
Groups A & B: Tuesday, April 2, 6 to 9 p.m.
Learn the importance of bees to the environment, and the history of the modern beehive. Explore hive building equipment.
Session 2: Designing & Planting a Pollinator Garden
Groups A & B: Tuesday, April 23, 1 to 4 p.m.
Learn the best plants for bee nutrition. Do some planting in the TBG Pollinator Garden.
Session 3: Planning the Season & the Spring Hive Check
Group A: Saturday, June 1, 1 to 4 p.m. Rain Date: Saturday, June 8, 1 to 4 p.m.
Group B: Wednesday, May 22,1 to 4 p.m. Rain date: Thursday, May 23, 1 to 4 p.m.
Learn about a typical beekeeping season, planning considerations, pitfalls and remedial options.
Session 4: The Summer Hive Check
Group A: Sunday, July 21, 1 to 4 p.m. Rain Date: Saturday, July 27, 1 to 4 p.m.
Group B: Wednesday, July 31, 1 to 4 p.m. Rain Date: Wednesday, Aug. 7, 1 to 4 p.m.
Learn to handle hive equipment, identify the queen, worker and drone bees, and participate in a TBG beehive check.
Session 5: The Honey Harvest
Groups A & B: Sunday, Sept. 15, noon to 4 p.m. Rain Date: Saturday, Sept. 21, noon to 4 p.m.
Learn to sort and pull capped honey frames, remove wax cappings, extract liquid honey from the honeycomb and
return spun frames to the hive.
Session 6: Putting the Bees to Bed
Group A: Saturday, Nov. 2, 1 to 4 p.m. Rain Date: Saturday, Nov. 9, 1 to 4 p.m.
Group B: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1 to 4 p.m. Rain Date: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1 to 4 p.m.
Learn to wrap the hives and get the bees ready for winter.