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Beekeeping: Taking Care of Your Hive (BKP02)
During this one-day introductory beekeeping course, Paul Benoit will touch on:
- Why you should keep bees
- Introduction to parts of a hive, pollen trap, propolis mat
- How to use a smoker and open a hive without getting stung
- Facts about the beekeeping industry
- Basic anatomy and life cycle
- How bees make honey
- Where to get bees and start your hive
- Diseases, what to look for, different control methods
- What to feed your bees, including how to medicate, if necessary
- When and how to move your hives
- Adding supers, requeening, swarm control
- How to harvest honey, pollen and beeswax
- How to prepare your hive for the winter