Beginner Beekeeping Course – Spring 2018

April 20, 2018 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Charm City Farms
1310 Hillman St Baltimore
Josh Calo

This six week course is designed for the beginning beekeeper in mind.

Topics covered will be honey bee biology, natural & human threats, disease & pest management, management of honey bee colonies and tools & equipment.

After this course a person should have the tools and confidence needed to begin their own bee colony(s) at home, school, church and/or farm.

Dates: April 20, 27 & May 4, 11, 18, 25 from 7-9 pm

What you will need: pencil/pen, notebook, smiles

Week One: History of bees. The esoteric approach (no suit, no gloves), origins of bees, bees and land, bees and mammals, natures hypodermic needle

Week Two: Why keep bees? What’s in it for you? What’s in it for Mother Nature? Sustainable products and what to do with them

Week Three: Basics of treatment free beekeeping, vocabulary bees and your neighbor, a relationship that requires maintenance, laws of the land and types of woodenwear

Week Four: Basics of TF continued, buying bees, types of bees, where to get bees

Week Five: Seasonal care and maintenance, step into the apiary, vocab review

Week Six: Seasonal care continued, four east coast climates, your region dictates your care, genetics determine specialized and individualized care

**Notice of cancellation must be given 48-hrs in advance of any of our workshops or events in order to request a refund or credit.**