Principles & Practices of Biodynamic Beekeeping
~Part Three~
Spring and Summer
(Webinar)
05/15/2021

Principles & Practices of Biodynamic Beekeeping
~Part Three~
Spring and Summer
(Webinar)
05/15/2021

$55.00

Date:  May 15, 2021
Time:  10:00 am – 2:00 pm ET
Location: Online Zoom Webinar

Note: Links to the Zoom session will be sent out the day before the webinar.  Any orders placed after the webinar has started will receive a link to a recording of the webinar.

This online class provides guidance in beekeeping tasks through the spring and summer months, from swarm catching and growing the apiary to heath checks, expansion, wax management, and more. This is the third class in our four-part series on basic beekeeping and is intended as a continuation of Principles & Practices of Biodynamic Beekeeping.Topics covered include:

  • Expansion in the hive
  • Swarming—How to catch and work with swarms
  • Understanding health of the honeybee hive
  • Dealing with pests
  • Using a debris tray
  • Beekeeping Tasks from May to August
Principles and Practices of
Biodynamic Beekeeping

Part One
Principles and Practices of
Biodynamic Beekeeping

Part Two
March 6, 2021 (Webinar) March 13, 2021 (Webinar)

Introduction – Part One

  • Beekeeping History and the Current State of the Honeybee Crisis
  • Landscape Considerations—the bees and flowers as a unity
  • Tools and Equipment—less is more, know what you need to get started!
  • How to introduce a Package, Nuc, and Swarm
  • Health checks and care for the first 10 days

Introduction – Part Two

  • Theory and practice of working with natural wax comb—without foundation
  • Theory and practice of working with natural queens
  • Understanding the hive as an organism
  • Discussion at the hives, bee forage walk
  • Feeding
  • What is biodynamic beekeeping?
Principles and Practices of
Biodynamic Beekeeping

Part Three
Principles and Practices of
Biodynamic Beekeeping

Part Four
May 15, 2021 (Webinar) August 14, 2021 (Webinar)

Health and Hive Management
Spring and Summer Beekeeping

  • Expansion in the hive
  • Swarming—How to catch and work with swarms
  • Understanding health of the honeybee hive
  • Dealing with pests
  • Using a debris tray
  • Beekeeping Tasks from May to August

Health and Hive Management
Fall and Winter Preparation

  • Contraction in the hive
  • 1:1 Ratio
  • Feeding demonstration
  • Hive wrapping/insulation
  • Dynamics of the winter cluster
  • Beekeeping tasks from August to April
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