Beginner Beekeeping - 2 Hour Intensive Workshop

Beginner Beekeeping - 2 Hour Intensive Workshop

Regular price $ 29.99

 

SELECT THE DATE YOU WISH TO ATTEND, SELECT THE QUANTITY, ADD IT TO YOUR CART, & CHECKOUT TO RESERVE YOUR SEATS.

Our Most Popular Workshop! - All of our bee classes sold out last year, we had to add extra dates. Some filled up within 48 hours of posting them. Most attendees signed up with their partner. 

What will I learn in the Beginning Beekeeping Workshop?

We are a farm that promotes sustainability, organic agriculture, and treatment free beekeeping. All our workshops are skewed towards those who are interested in these practices as well.

  • Three types of hives, their pros/cons/basic management: Langstroth, Top Bar, and Warre
  • Lifecycle, instincts, and basic needs of the hive
  • Basic tools and equipment we recommend
  • Real costs involved
  • Real time involved
  • How to install your first bees
  • Books we recommend
  • No live bees are part of the workshop but you'll have the opportunity to handle real honey comb, see queen cells/brood/honey/pollen to help you get an idea of what you'll look for during your inspections.

Dates & Times

We will message you if dates or times are changed/postponed/canceled.
Saturday - November 3rd 2018 - 9:00AM to 11:00AM - Beginning Beekeeping - Last Class Before the Holidays, 

Saturday - January 19th 2019 1:00PM to 3:00PM - Beginning Beekeeping,

Saturday - February 9th 2019 1:00PM to 3:00PM - Beginning Beekeeping,

Saturday - March 16th 2019 11:00AM to 1:00PM - Beginning Beekeeping,

Saturday - April 6th 2019 1:00PM to 3:00PM - Beginning Beekeeping,

Saturday - May 18th 2019 1:00PM to 3:00PM - Beginning Beekeeping,

Saturday - June 8th 2019 1:00PM to 3:00PM - Beginning Beekeeping - Last Class of 2019,

 

 

 

More Classes will be scheduled this winter. Typically they are on Saturdays with one offering per month starting in January. We are also hoping to add a couple offerings on a weed day evening so those who work weekends will have an option to join us. Keep checking back for more information. 

LOCATION

The Greenhouse or under the Tent at Tri Gable Lea Farm, 140 Marvin Road, Colchester, CT 06415
In the cold months, dress in layers. In the warm months, dress to be outside.

What will I learn in the Intro to Treatment Free Practices & Swarm Trapping Workshop? 

*Sorry Canceled Due to Low Registration & High Registration of Beginner Bee Workshops. There was interest in this, but people were not following through and buying their seats ahead of time. We'll likely add this workshop again in 2019 because we DO want people to learn how TF beekeeping can work.

We are a farm that promotes sustainability, organic agriculture, and treatment free beekeeping. All our workshops are skewed towards those who are interested in these practices as well.

  • How to build, bait, and locate swarm traps
  • How to monitor swarm traps
  • Swarm season timing - signs to check traps and check your own hives
  • The philosophy of going treatment free - let the weak die & breed from the survivors
  • Knowing you'll need to start with more than one colony
  • How to get better bees for your hive - what to ask/look for
  • How to change over an existing hive by requeening
  • General guidelines for making splits/nuc even in your first year
  • How to connect likeminded folk and get support after the workshop

 

OTHER NOTES ABOUT OUR WORKSHOPS

We ask that you pay for each person attending and pay in full at the time of reservation/purchase. 

There are 16-20 seats available for each workshop.

If the date you'd like to attend is full or the dates don't work, you may contact us to see if we can schedule another date for you. If you are part of group of friends who would like to have a private lesson, contact us. We may be able to come to your location.

Because you are paying for a seat at the class, we hope you understand that we only refund your purchase if a class is canceled by us. If the class is postponed to another day, or the time of day is changed, we will do our best to let you know in advance. If for some reason you cannot attend, let us know, we will not refund your money, but we may be able to offer you an alternative date, apply your tuition toward a product we make, or help you in another way. We are reasonable people and expect that reasonable people are attending these classes. Do not purchase from us if you are an unreasonable person.

Beginner Beekeeping - 2 Hour Intensive Workshop
Beginner Beekeeping - 2 Hour Intensive Workshop
Beginner Beekeeping - 2 Hour Intensive Workshop
Beginner Beekeeping - 2 Hour Intensive Workshop
Beginner Beekeeping - 2 Hour Intensive Workshop
Beginner Beekeeping - 2 Hour Intensive Workshop
Beginner Beekeeping - 2 Hour Intensive Workshop
Beginner Beekeeping - 2 Hour Intensive Workshop
Beginner Beekeeping - 2 Hour Intensive Workshop
Beginner Beekeeping - 2 Hour Intensive Workshop