Beekeeping 101 January 11th & March 17

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 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: January 11, 2020 8:30am-3:00pm Location: EAST END FOOD COOP (Conference Room) 7516 Meade Street Pittsburgh, PA 15208 Instructor: 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

By |January 6th, 2020|Categories: FrontPage, Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Beekeeping 101 January 11th & March 17

Burgh Bees Beekeeping 101 Class

This is a three-day comprehensive beginner beekeeping class to be held on: Monday, January 23rd, Wednesday, January 25th, and Monday, January 30th from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM each night. (Space is limited, so please register early) This classroom-based course offers beginning beekeepers an introduction to honey bee biology and basic approaches to beekeeping. The course will include:  an overview of honey bee castes and races, a discussion of bee biology in order to understand the challenges facing honey bees, and an overview of the basic equipment necessary for successful beekeeping. The goal is for students to learn how to keep bees for the first year. For more details, please view the course description PDF located here.  Within this document you will find further information about the class, as well as specifics about how to register. Penn State Extension of Allegheny County 400 North Lexington Street, 3rd Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15208-2585

By |January 16th, 2012|Categories: archive, UpcomingEvents|Tags: , |Comments Off on Burgh Bees Beekeeping 101 Class

Burgh Bees Beekeeping 102 Class

This is a one-day class to be held on: Saturday, March 10th from 8:00 AM until 2:30 PM. (Space is limited, so please register early) This classroom-based course offers new beekeepers detailed information about what to expect during their second year of beekeeping. The course will include: an overview of seasonal management issues, with a strong focus on swarm management. The goal is for students to learn how to maximize hive health and productivity. For more details, please view the course description PDF located here.  Within this document you will find further information about the class, as well as specifics about how to register. Location:  Penn State Extension of Allegheny County 400 North Lexington Street, 3rd Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15208-2585

By |January 16th, 2012|Categories: archive, UpcomingEvents|Tags: , |Comments Off on Burgh Bees Beekeeping 102 Class