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Building on the foundation set in Beekeeping I, this class will delve deeper into advanced topics as well as a discussion of the challenges the bees face. Topics will include: Integrated Pest Management techniques, hive preventative maintenance, hive manipulation, swarm prevention, installing bees, swarm removal, and queen patterns.
In addition, the class will cover bee diets, considerations for successful over-wintering of hives, marketing honey, and beekeeping do’s and don’ts. Unless previously purchased, a descriptive manual, written by the instructor and used during these classes, is included in the class fee. Please wear long sleeves, pants, and closed-toed shoes. Bring your lunch and protective gear, if you have it.
Instructor: Brian Fishback, BD Ranch.
Location: Soil Born Farms American River Ranch in the Schoolhouse and Field, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.
For more information and to register, visit www.soilborn.org or call 916-363-9685 ext. 1019.