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BEGINNERS’ INTRODUCTION COURSE – What is beekeeping all about? (indoors; JB main hall)
March 12, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Welcome. Introductions. Admin. (register, name tags, fire procedure, etc.)
Why and where to keep bees, where to purchase, construction of hive, etc.
Concept of bee space.
Impact on hive design & use. One example of a basic moveable frame hive.
Basic bee equipment, personal protective equipment, tools, record keeping. Hive products. Recommended books. Joining the Association. Costs & returns
Bee stings. Allergy, precautions & first aid.
DVD, “The Honeybee” (45 min.)
Tutors; KO, MW, BH