Date: Saturday, January 23 (snow date Sunday, January 24)
Time: 1:00- 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $10.00 per person
Registration deadline: January 22
Location: Agroforestry Resource Center, Acra
Presented by: Richard Ronconi, Catskill Mountain Beekeepers Club
Do you think you would like to be a beekeeper? This is the opportunity you have been waiting for! Whether you are just thinking about it or already have a hive or two and want to learn more about over-wintering, pest control, honey harvesting, selling and using hive products, this short course is made for you. We will cover necessary equipment, how to order bees, cost, how to maintain a hive, and learn to identify problems. Winter is the perfect time to begin thinking about your beekeeping future, which could start this spring with your first hive. The planet needs more beekeepers like you and the honeybee is in trouble. The honeybee is essential to agriculture and is an important part of the environment. This course will have something for everyone (including a honey tasting) no matter what your level. We will have plenty of time for questions, discussion and demonstrations. Become familiar with the Catskill Mountain Beekeepers Club which started in 1996 with a handful of dedicated and experienced people and who now has over 100 member families who raise bees, teach others about beekeeping, and sell their hive products. Please note, these classes fill up very quickly.