Beekeeping Classes 2016
Hosted by Kirsten & Michael Traynor of Flickerwood Apiary
Starting out Right: An Introduction to Simple, Smart Beekeeping
Saturday March 19th, 2016
9:30 am – 4 pm
Beekeeping should be easy, fun, and enjoyable. Figuring out what’s right, what’s necessary, and how to keep your bees alive is often difficult when starting out and sifting through contradictory information. This 1 day intensive course starts you off on the right foot providing the crucial information you need to succeed as a new beekeeper.
This classroom course covers:
• How to start your colony
• What equipment you need and what you can skip
• First visit to the hive
• Monitoring colony health
• Essential rules for healthy hives
• Building your colony up strong that first year
Cost is $99 per person.
Hive Inspection: What am I really seeing?
Saturday June 11th, 2016
9 am – 5 pm
You have a hive, you’ve opened the box, but making sense of the jumble of bees inside isn’t easy. This is one of the hardest things for beekeepers to learn. How do you recognize if your hive is healthy or needs some help? What do you actually do during a hive inspection? How do you work an apiary?
This classroom and apiary course walks you through the essentials, teaching you to read your hive.
• Recognize the different larval stages
• Learn to understand and manage the brood nest
• See how to find and handle a queen to keep her safe
• Encourage honey production
• Monitor for varroa mites
• Learn simple tricks for saving time in the apiary
Cost is $125 per person.
Winter Ready: Prepare your Colonies for Survival
Saturday August 13th, 2016
The best time to prepare your colonies for winter is late summer. Don’t lose colonies through beekeeper error. Learn how to make sure your colony enters the winter strong and healthy, so it winters well and builds up rapidly in the spring.
This classroom and apiary course walks you through prepping your colonies for winter:
• Monitor and treat for varroa mites
• How to rear strong winter bees that can survive a long winter
• When to combine colonies
• How to evaluate colony strength and health
Cost is $125 per person.
Attend all 3 classes for $300 ($49 savings)
and receive a signed copy of our book
Simple, Smart Beekeeping
BEEKEEPING CLASS REGISTRATION
Name, Email, Phone, and Address and specify which classes you are registering for:
Starting out Right: An Introduction to Simple, Smart Beekeeping $99
Hive Inspection: What am I really seeing? $125
Winter Ready: Prepare your Colonies for Survival $125
All 3 courses + Simple, Smart Beekeeping $300
Please make out checks to:
PO Box 652
Middletown, MD 21769
Background of the Instructors:
Kirsten S. Traynor, PhD
In 2006-2007, Kirsten received a German Chancellor Fellowship and with her husband drove over 50,