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Principles and Practices- Part Four – Fall and Winter Preparation
August 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm$75
WHEN: August 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary
401 Hideaway Ln SE
Floyd, VA 24091
Date: August, 25, 2018
Time: Saturday: 8:30am: Registration opens; class begins 9:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary, 401 Hideaway Lane, Floyd VA
Suggestions for a successful overwintering and new start in the spring
In this workshop we will not only look at what needs to be done in the fall in order to let the colonies go into the winter as strong and healthy as possible, but we will also take a look at the winter and early spring months, probably the most difficult and treacherous time of the year for the bees. We will take a closer look at the various illnesses and probable causes, as well as share our methods of hive feeding, wrapping, and consolidation for best possible over-wintering success. This is the fourth class in our four-part series on basic beekeeping.
- Contraction in the hive
- 1:1 Ratio
- Feeding demonstration
- Hive wrapping/insulation
- Dynamics of the winter cluster
- Beekeeping tasks from August to April
- Hands-on work with the bees—weather permitting
For more information, see Spikenard’s Website.