Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Hands On Beginner Beekeeping Workshop ALMOST FULL

          “MAY FARMS LLC”



Our June 2nd and 16th Workshop is ALMOST FULL. This is an excellent way for you to learn beginner beekeeping! Be sure to go online and register. See details below: 

June 2 & 16: July 7 & 21: August 4 & 18: September 1 & 15: October 6 & 20

The minimum class size will be 5; the maximum will be 10. Each work shop will last from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The work shop will consist of two (2) days, three (3) hours each and will be priced at $75 total. A bee veil, smoker, and hive tool will be required. The text, “The Hive and The Honey Bee” ISBN number 0915698099 is suggested, but not required. A note book will be provided and hand - outs on each topic will be included. The “Work shop” will consist of a short lecture followed by a visit to the adjacent bee yard on each subject matter. This Work shop is designed for the new beekeeper with little or no experience, or for that experienced beekeeper who would like a refresher course on bee yard management. Emphasis will be placed on proper analysis of various stages of brood. Alternative dates will be given for inclement weather.

A tentative Workshop Outline is as follows: (This is subject to some revision)
I. Brief History of Beekeeping
II. Importance of Beekeeping
III. Castes of Honey Bee and Function of Each
IV. Bee Keeping Equipment
V. Bee Activities and Behavior
VI. Thorough Physical Examination of Hives in various stages of development
VII. Diseases, Pests, and Treatments (Including Microscopic Examination)
VIII. Seasonal Management
IX. Hive increases
X. Conclusion and Summary

If you have any questions, please let us hear from you. Please send your sign up request for the workshop and deposit made payable to May Farms, LLC to:
May Farms LLC, 100 Birnam Court, Greenville, SC 29615
The Bee Whisperer
Ralph C. (Buddy) May Jr.
Cell: 864-430-0318  or Email: buddy_may@bellsout.net

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