Beekeeping Classes Currently Scheduled

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. 04/21 02:00 PM to 05:00 - Hive Tour by Slides followed by Install bees... backup date for bad weather 04/28 02:00 PM to 05:00

  5. 04/25 04:00 PM to 06:00 - no slides, Release queens ... bad weather backup date 05/02 04:00 PM - 06:00

  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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