Do you currently have a hive, interested in getting a hive or just want to know more about bees? Chris, of Beeproject Apiaries, will cover the basic needs of honeybees, acquiring a colony, setting up an apiary, intro to honeybee diseases and pests, honey yields and extraction, and prepping a hive for winter. You will also learn about some of the key differences between urban and rural beekeeping considerations.
Beekeeping is a wonderful hobby that can be approached in a sustainable and fun way! An interactive presentation and handling beekeeping equipment will give participants a chance to get hands-on!
Participants will handle various tools to aid in their understanding of tasks and challenges of hobby beekeeping. You will also be equipped with a list of various resources available to assist in your continued learning and hopefully a greater appreciation for the amazing honeybee!
Hands-on: This is a presentation-style workshop, yet some participants may be asked to come up to the front to help!
Accessibility: This workshop takes place in an outdoor event tent on mown grass pasture, with the usual suspects of event seating.