Burgh Bees Boy Scout Troop #53

Burgh Bees is working with Penn Township’s Boy Scout Troop #53 to educate them the importance of honey bees! By doing so the troop members will be closer to their goal of securing “insect study” merit badges. Please join us while we educate our future beekeepers! Date: August 3rd Time: 11:00AM-1:00PM Location: Cranberry Highlands Gold Course Dress: Closed Shoes, Longer Pants, and light shirt * Please advise the instructor or troop leader if you have any concern for allergic reaction and or if you have been stung with a bee prior.

By |July 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on Burgh Bees Boy Scout Troop #53

Spring Beekeeping 101 Class

This classroom based course offers beginning beekeepers an introduction to honey bee biology and beekeeping basics. The course covers honey bee castes, races, pests & diseases, beekeeping equipment, and seasonal management necessary for a successful first year. We are upgrading our text book this year to Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping and we provide a package of reference materials on critical topics. In addition to BK101 in the classroom we are including the Installation Demonstration, BK101W Beekeeping Workshop, and a 2019 Burgh Bees Membership at no additional cost. The Install Demo will show you how to install bees into a hive and the BK101 workshop will be a hands on event showing you how to inspect a hive. The Installation Demo and BK101W will be held at the Burgh Bees Community Apiary and scheduled in the spring as conditions permits. For more information, email info@BurghBees.com Space is limited, So register today! Cost: Individual: $115 – Includes BK101 class, text book, package of reference materials, Install Demo, BK101 workshop, and a 2019 Burgh Bees Membership. Honey of a Deal: $195 – Includes 2 seats in BK101 class, 1 text book, 1 package of reference handouts, 2 spots at the Install Demo, 2 spots at the BK101 workshop, and either a 2018 Family Membership or 2 Individual Memberships. Dates: March 16, 2019 8:30am-3:30pm Location: Human Animal Rescue 6926 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208 Instructors: Will include a variety of Burgh Bees Directors Textbook: Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping by Dewey Caron & Larry Connor Note: A confirmation letter and directions will be mailed out once a registration with payment is received. Exams: Brief quiz at the end of each session, graded in class by students. Course Fee:

By |December 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Spring Beekeeping 101 Class

Beekeeping 201 Class

This classroom-based course offers beekeepers detailed information on what to expect the second year of beekeeping and beyond. The course will include: an overview of seasonal management issues, with a strong focus on spring management such as swarm management and making splits as well as pest management such as determining winter colony loss causes, and mite control/ management. The goal is for students to learn how to maximize hive health and productivity. Textbook included. email info@BurghBees.com Space is limited, So register today at the link below!

By |December 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Beekeeping 201 Class

Beginner Beekeeping 101 Class

This classroom based course offers beginning beekeepers an introduction to honey bee biology and beekeeping basics. The course covers honey bee castes, races, pests & diseases, beekeeping equipment, and seasonal management necessary for a successful first year. We are upgrading our textbook this year to Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping and we provide a package of reference materials on critical topics. In addition to BK101 in the classroom, we are including the Installation Demonstration, BK101W Beekeeping Workshop, and a 2018 Burgh Bees Membership at no additional cost. The Install Demo will show you how to install bees into a hive and the BK101 workshop will be a hands-on event showing you how to inspect a hive. The Installation Demo and BK101W will be held at the Burgh Bees Community Apiary and scheduled in the spring as conditions permits. For more information, email info@BurghBees.com Space is limited, So register today! Cost: Individual: $115 – Includes BK101 class, textbook, package of reference materials, Install Demo, BK101 workshop, and a 2018 Burgh Bees Membership. Honey of a Deal: $195 – Includes 2 seats in BK101 class, 1 textbook, 1 package of reference handouts, 2 spots at the Install Demo, 2 spots at the BK101 workshop, and either a 2018 Family Membership or 2 Individual Memberships. Dates: March 14, 2020 8:30am-3:00pm Location: Milvalle Community Library   213 Grant Ave, Millvale, PA 15209 Instructors: Will include a variety of Burgh Bees Directors Textbook: Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping by Dewey Caron & Larry Connor Note: A confirmation letter and directions will be mailed out once registration with payment is received. Exams: Brief quiz at the end of each session, graded in class by students. Course Fee: includes the textbook, which will

By |November 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Beginner Beekeeping 101 Class

PA Queen Improvement Field Day

This is Day-Two of the QIP Workshop for those getting Queens. *Inspecting Queenless Nucs and Virgin Queen Introduction Workshop 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Fern Hollow Apiary PA Queen Improvement Project 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Nature Center Classroom Wrap up Q&A 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Nature Center Classroom Virgin Queen Distribution 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM Nature Center Classroom

By |May 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on PA Queen Improvement Field Day

PA Queen Improvement Nuc Building Workshop

The cost is $25 for the class and one Virgin Queen // $15 for a second VQ. Creating Queenless Nucs Discussion 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Nature Center Classroom Creating Queenless Nucs Workshop 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM Fern Hollow Apiary Lunch 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Managing Colonies for Winter Survival 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Nature Center Classroom Wrap up Q&A 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Nature Center Classroom * Participants WILL NOT bring nucs to the event and we will not set up a mating yard. * Introduction of VQs on 23 June to queenless nucs we create on 16 June, so participants can inspect them on 30 June in addition to creating queenless nucs on 23 June for inspection and VQ introduction on 30 June. Last year was $25 for first plus $15 for 2nd queen. Limit to 40 participants? 1 or 2 queens?

By |May 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on PA Queen Improvement Nuc Building Workshop

Introduction to Beekeeping BK101

This classroom based course offers beginning beekeepers an introduction to honey bee biology and beekeeping basics. The course covers honey bee castes, races, pests & diseases, beekeeping equipment, and seasonal management necessary for a successful first year. We are upgrading our text book this year to Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping and we provide a package of reference materials on critical topics. In addition to BK101 in the classroom we are including the Installation Demonstration, BK101W Beekeeping Workshop, and a 2018 Burgh Bees Membership at no additional cost. The Install Demo will show you how to install bees into a hive and the BK101 workshop will be a hands on event showing you how to inspect a hive. The Installation Demo and BK101W will be held at the Burgh Bees Community Apiary and scheduled in the spring as conditions permits. For more information, email info@BurghBees.com Space is limited, So register today! Cost: Individual: $115 – Includes BK101 class, text book, package of reference materials, Install Demo, BK101 workshop, and a 2018 Burgh Bees Membership. Honey of a Deal: $195 – Includes 2 seats in BK101 class, 1 text book, 1 package of reference handouts, 2 spots at the Install Demo, 2 spots at the BK101 workshop, and either a 2018 Family Membership or 2 Individual Memberships. Dates: March 10, 2018 10:00pm-5:00pm Instructors: Stephen Repasky, EAS Certified Master Beekeeper Location: Shaler North Hills Library Central Library -- 1822 Mt Royal Blvd, Glenshaw, PA 15116 Textbook: Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping by Dewey Caron & Larry Connor Note: A confirmation letter and directions will be mailed out once a registration with payment is received. Exams: Brief quiz at the end of each session, graded in class by

By |February 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Introduction to Beekeeping BK101

BK101 Beginning Beekeeping Class

This classroom based course offers beginning beekeepers an introduction to honey bee biology and beekeeping basics. The course covers honey bee castes, races, pests & diseases, beekeeping equipment, and seasonal management necessary for a successful first year. We are upgrading our text book this year to Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping and we provide a package of reference materials on critical topics. In addition to BK101 in the classroom we are including the Installation Demonstration, BK101W Beekeeping Workshop, and a 2018 Burgh Bees Membership at no additional cost. The Install Demo will show you how to install bees into a hive and the BK101 workshop will be a hands on event showing you how to inspect a hive. The Installation Demo and BK101W will be held at the Burgh Bees Community Apiary and scheduled in the spring as conditions permits. For more information, email info@BurghBees.com Space is limited, So register today!

By |October 15th, 2017|Comments Off on BK101 Beginning Beekeeping Class

Integrated Pest and Disease Management Workshop

This is the time of year that many beekeepers are not only harvesting honey but also checking their colonies for mites and add treatments. Not sure if you colonies have mites or how many? Not sure what product to use and why? if these questions have crossed your mind at some point then this workshop is for you! We will discuss methods of monitoring for different levels of pests and disease, what those results mean and how to apply various treatments. We will also discuss "natural" or non treatment methods! This field-based workshop will discuss recent trends and focus on methods to monitor, identify, and treat. We will be in the hives so bring your veil/jacket, wear jeans, and closed toe shoes. Prior to entering the hives, we will have a discussion of the topics outside the fence in the education area. Bring a chair so you can be comfortable during the discussion. Course Outline: IPM for Honey Bees Field Session PART 1: Preventative Measures - Siting a hive & Micro-climate effects - Genetics - Forage Quality Assessment (nectar, pollen, water, propolis) - Hygienics/Sterilization/Culling - Digital Monitoring Options - Protection Strategies for Predators PART 2: Field Diagnosis  (Reference: PSU: A Field Guide to Honey Bees and Their Maladies) - The 6 Senses of Health Assessment  - Sugar Roll - Alcohol Wash - Laboratory Testing Contacts PART 3: Seasonal Treatment Options (Reference: Certified Naturally Grown Standards) -Remediating Queen Issues (drone-layers, Africanized honey bees, etc.) -Diseases - Mites: Varroa Mites & PMS, Tracheal Mites - Viruses: DWV, Sacbrood - Bacterial Infections: AFB, EFB,  - Fungal Infections: Nosema spp.  - Small Hive Beetle - Wax Moth(s) Join us on August 4th from 1-5pm at the Burgh Bees Community Apiary! Cost is $25.00 per person. $35.00

By |April 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Integrated Pest and Disease Management Workshop

Spring Management – Spring Splits and Swarm Management Workshop

Sunday, May 20th 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Online registration available under classes Location: Burgh Bees Community Apiary 6933 Susquehanna St Pittsburgh This hands on workshop will cover Spring Management for overwintered hives to include managing build up, recognizing and managing swarm behaviors, and options and techniques for making spring splits. Prior to entering the hives, we will have a discussion outside the fence in the education area. Bring a chair so you can be comfortable during the discussion. We will be in the hives so bring your veil/jacket, wear jeans, and closed toe shoes. Cost: $25.00

By |April 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Spring Management – Spring Splits and Swarm Management Workshop