Beginning Beekeeping Series: Winter is Just Around the Corner. Will Your Hive be Ready? Come Find Ou
|When:||Sunday, September 23 2012, 1:00 - 2:30 PM
|Location:||NOFA-NJ Hosts at Duke Farms: 1112 Duke Parkway West | Hillsbrough, NJ 08844|
|Registration:||Members - $15
Non-Members - $20
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|Cancellations:||Please see the NOFA-NJ Cancellation Policy.|
What is the State of Your Hive; Checking and Preparing Your Hive for Winter
This program will be held at Duke Farms located in Hillsborough, NJ. Veteran beekeeper, Charlie Toth and Shaun Ananko, our experienced instructor from the first two Bee Keeping workshops, will show you and discuss what a healthy hive should look like going into fall. We will be opening and inspecting a colony to demonstrate how to determine the strength of the colony.
In this session, you will:
- What a healthy sized colony in a hive looks like.
- Determining the size of the honey stores in the hive
- Where is the brood chamber and what it should look like.
- Do I need to feed my bees? If so, how much and from what source (s).
- Finally, what winter preparation (s) should be considered & timeline for completing.
Because this workshop will include a hands-on demonstration working with bees at a live hive, attendees should plan to wear long pants and a hat or bring their own protective gear.
Even if you missed the prior sessions, plan to attend this workshop – much of the information discussed in the first session will be applied to the discussion of this session’s topics. The resource materials distributed at the last session will also be available to new attendees as well.