Bee-ginner's Beekeeping: The Basics of Apiculture
This class is designed to provide information that new beekeepers need to start and care for a honey bee colony. In the first two days, participants will be introduced to bee biology and management. Participants will also have hands-on sessions, learn how to assemble hives, open and examine colonies, and see how honey and beeswax are harvested.
About the Bee-ginner's Beekeeping Course
Course topics include:
- Bee Biology
- Bees in an Urban Setting
- Disease and Mite Prevention
- Hive Assembly and Management
- Honey Extraction
- Queen Bee Purchasing
- And Much More!
This apiculture course includes hands-on training on a number of important topics related to beekeeping, including assembling hives and opening and examining colonies. From disease and mite prevention and hive management to honey production, this class will cover everything you need to know to further your hobby or get your business off the ground!
CAUTION: As you will be working around live bee colonies, please remember to wear light-colored and smooth-textured clothing, as dark-colored, textured and woolly clothing can aggravate the bees. Please refrain from using perfume or hair gel and keep jewelry to a minimum. Warmer weather means more active bees! We strongly encourage attendees to bring a beekeeping veil and/or a hat to cover your hair.
NOTE: In order to reserve your bees for the upcoming season, please contact your supplier as early as possible. A "NJ Honey Bee Suppliers" list and a "Glossary of Terms" will be sent to you with your confirmation upon registering for this class.
For more details about this course including fees and online registration please visit http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ae0401cd.html
Date: May 17-19, 2018 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex | 1200 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505 | 8489329271
Event website: cpe.rutgers.edu