Beekeeping Class Series at High Plains Environmental Center, Loveland

Teaching at South East Beekeepers Association2018

Classroom instruction is GENERALLY on 2nd Sunday afternoon with exceptions. Most classroom time will be immediately followed by on-site hands-on interaction with living honeybee colonies.  Students will be encouraged to get their hands on the bees.  Bring appropriate protective gear.

$40 / student / class (not meals)

 
High Plains Environmental Center
2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland, Colorado 80538
  1. 02/11 02:00 PM to 05:00 – Where Honeybees Come From followed by Hives and tools.

  2. 03/11 02:00 PM to 05:00 - Feeding and Decorating followed by First Inspection ... bad weather backup date 03/18 02:00 PM - 05:00

  3. 03/20 07:00 PM to 09:00 - Spring Equinox ... meal together; campfire?

  4. 04/28 02:00 PM to 05:00 - Hive Tour by Slides followed by Install bees.

  5. 05/02 04:00 PM to 06:00 - no slides, Release queens.

  6. 05/06 02:00 PM to 05:00 - Swarms followed by Verify Laying ... backup date 05/13 02:00 PM to 05:00

  7. 05/19 02:00 PM to 05:00 - no slides, Mite Check ... backup date 05/27 02:00 PM to 05:00

  8. 06/10 02:00 PM to 05:00 - Moving Honeybees followed by Recognizing Cells

  9. 06/21 07:00 PM to 09:00 - Summer Solstice ... meal together; campfire?

  10. 07/14 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM - no slides, Tour of hives

  11. 07/15 02:00 PM to 05:00 - Splitting Honeybee Colonies (and merging) followed by a Real Merge

  12. 08/12 02:00 PM to 05:00 - Disease, Parasite and Pest followed by Mite Count

  13. 09/09 02:00 PM to 05:00 - Mite Treatment Options followed by Harvest

  14. 09/22 07:00 PM to 09:00 - Fall Equinox ... meal together; campfire?

  15. 10/14 02:00 PM to 05:00 - How to Become CNG followed by Candy Photos (maybe kitchen time)

  16. 12/21 07:00 PM to 09:00 - Human and Honeybee History in Parallel followed by Winter Solstice ... meal together; campfire?

Students are encouraged, but not required, to purchase and manage 2 hives with a colony of honeybees in each hive. The reasons for this will become clear as the year progresses.

Beekeeping veil, jacket, gloves, hive tool and smoker are additional expenses.

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