The next natural step after investing in Queens, Nucs and supplies is learning how to care for them. Checkout my classes:
This is a multi-day course spread apart two ends of the season. The first session will be when we discuss the importance of varroa control, split production hives down into nucs and single deeps, install queens and review the feeding protocol. The second sesh will be where you will learn how to pack hives into winter configuration.
Course fee: $200
2023 Course Dates
Exact time TBD
Day 1: Aug 5, 2023
Day 2: Nov 11, 2023
7pm the evenings of:
Series 1: July 16 + 30th, 2023
Series 2: Oct 15 + 29th, 2023
Attend all 4.
Hold your spot by paying a non-refundable $25 deposit.
1 on 1 Learning
Are you a new beekeeper looking for someone to hold your hand through the process? Some things in beekeeping just can't be learned through a book or video and you need someone to help instruct you. I will come out to your yard and help you inspect your colonies, make splits, catch swarms or whatever help you may require. Online only.
Hourly rate of $200
I talk about bees all the time, what's new!
If you are interested in having me educate your club or organization on variety of bee topics, please feel free to contact me.
I’m available in person or via Zoom depending on the distance and timing. I have educated beekeepers on a variety of topics, but the ones that are most requested are:
So You Want To Buy a Queen – This details the reasons why commercial queens fail, what questions you should be asking before purchasing, local queens vs importing queens, incorporating new stock, safe shipping and queen handling.
Queens In Your Back Yard: Staying Sustainable On The Small Scale – We cover the basics of how a queen is made, how to use a queen cell or virgin queen, why walkaway splits are subpar, mating your own queens and the importance of breeding from survivor stock.
Taking Your Overwinter Success From 0 to 80%: Using Nucs As a Winter Vehicle – In this talk we review the importance of varroa management, making splits, woodenware, preparing for winter in July instead of November and the science behind cavity size. If you request this talk, I would prefer to present this topic in spring or early summer so that your cohort can act on the advice that season.
Hourly rate of $200