CVBA Follow up Beekeeping Class – Hive Day

The Central Valley Beekeepers Association is offering a follow up, hands on, class as a follow up to the introductory class on bees and beekeeping. This “Follow-up” Beekeeping class will provide additional information and hands-on exposure to beekeeping practices. The class is scheduled on Saturday, September 7, 2024, from…

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CVBA Beginning Beekeeping Class

The Central Valley Beekeepers Association announces its annual Introductory Beekeeping Class.

The Introduction to Beekeeping class provides an in depth overview of beekeeping practices. The class will be held on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024 from 9 AM to 4 PM.

This all-day class provides in-depth information for beginning beekeepers, and includes a live demonstration, showing how to open and examine a hive.

Course Topics:

      • The Colony
          • Basic bee biology, hive activities

      • Products of the Hive
          • Honey, wax, pollen and propolis

      • Apiary Locations & Pollination

      • Beekeeping Equipment

      • Obtaining Bees
          • Swarms, nucs, full colonies

      • Seasonal Management of Honey Bee Colonies

      • Pests, Predators, and Diseases
          • Nosema, Varroa and Tracheal mites, American Foulbrood, Chalkbrood, wax moth, ants

      • In-hive Demonstration

      • Harvesting Honey

      • Tips for Aspiring Beekeepers

    • History & Importance of Bees

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