Introduction to Beekeeping (C/S205)
Honey, I’m home! Join us for an educational, informative and exciting new course as conservation planner and skilled beekeeper Ben Cooper leads participants into the exciting world of beginner beekeeping. The class will focus on the history and types of Honey Bees, colony structure, bee biology and development, and keeping a healthy hive. Participants will also learn about proper protective gear, tools of the trade and hive location. As the class progresses, other discussion topics will include trapping methods, packages, swarms, establishing colonies, invasive extractions, transporting hives and keeping bees healthy and avoiding threats from humans and other animals. The required text book for this course is “Beekeeping Basics” distributed by the MAAREC:Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the USDA and is included in the course materials.
3/4-3/25, Mondays (4 sessions)
Instructor: Ben Cooper
Course Cost: $45.00 (includes the price of text book “Beekeeping Basics”)