Beginner Beekeeping Course – Spring 2018

When:
April 20, 2018 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
2018-04-20T19:00:00-04:00
2018-04-20T21:00:00-04:00
Where:
Charm City Farms
1310 Hillman St
Baltimore, MD, 21202
United States

To register or for full details please go to the website…
http://www.charmcityfarms.org/homeskills/

This 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.

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

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

**Registration is limited to 20 people**

To register or for full details please go to the website…
http://www.charmcityfarms.org/homeskills/

This event is held in Charm City Farms barn. Reaching the classroom, mushroom lab and bathroom require using narrow stairs. Although our current venue may not be able to accommodate wheelchairs, crutches or walkers, with advanced notice of at least one month, we will seek an alternative local venue which can better accommodate your needs. Please email us with questions.