Review of Basic Beekeeping
Course topics will include: Bee biology; starting a hive - packages and nucs; hive management and nutrition; honey bee pests, diseases, and treatments; reading a frame; and harvesting honey.
Who should attend: First-year beekeepers and people that have previously taken a beginning beekeeping course, but don't have their bees yet and would like a review. This information will build confidence and help you prepare before the start of the spring beekeeping season.
This course is not for someone that has never taken a beginning course. Those folks should sign up for the Rutgers Bee-ginners' Beekeeping course at: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/programs/beekeeping.html.
Note: Due to the time of year, this course will not be opening active hives or working with live bees.
Beekeeping Course Instructor
Mike Haberland is an associate professor and County Environmental Agent with Rutgers University Cooperative Extension. He uses applied research and collaborates with organizations to develop programs that assist in the creation, promotion, and education, of innovative environmental, sustainable community, and natural resource management practices. Mike uses beekeeping and the creation of native pollinator habitat for research and as a way to educate the public on the importance of pollinators.
For fees and online registration visit http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ae0404ca.html
Date: February 17, 2018 9:00 AM-3:30 PM
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex | 1200 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505 | 848-932-9271
Event website: cpe.rutgers.edu