The 2019 Bee School has completed


2019 Bee School Syllabus

Class 1
Hive Occupants And Characteristics
  • IntroductionRaces
  • Origins & Features
  • Queens, Drones & Workers
  • Colony Activities
  • Life Cycle, Duties and Foraging behavior
  • Louisa’s Presentation: Hive Occupants
Establishing Your First Hive
  • Sources and configurations
  • Hive location, populating & feeding
  • Chuck’s Presentation: Starting Bees
Additional Reading:
  • “Beekeeping Basics”, a MAAREC Publication, 2004
  • “Beekeeper’s Handbook” by Dianna Suamattaro.  2006
  • “Beekeeping for Dummies” ISBN 0-76455419-0 2002
  • “The Backyard Beekeeper” ISBN 1-59253-118-0. 2005
  • “The New Starting Right with Bees”; revised 2002 by Kim Flottum and Kathy Summers
  • “First Lessons in Beekeeping 2007”, Keith S. Delaplane
Class 2: Hive Equipment & Extraction
Hive Equipment
  • Protective Clothing, smoker/fuel and hive tools
  • Hive parts
  • Advanced Equipment
  • Specialized Equipment
Extraction
 Class 3: Spring & Summer Management
Queens and Special Management
  • Re-queening – when and how
  • Special condition manipulations
  • Alden’s Presentation: Alden Queens 2015
Class 4:
Bee Pests and Disease
  • IPM and Pesticide Challenges
  • Adult and brood diseases and treatments
  • Pests – Mites, Mice and Men
  • John’s Presentation: Pests & Diseases 2015
Hive Inspections
Winter Mangement
Class 5:
Raffle
Speaker & Mentor Panel
Q & A

Package Installation Details to be announced