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Beekeeping 101 Sunday April 14 (PM)- Package bee installation into hives

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Beekeeping 101, for beginners. No experience necessary. Identify bees, types, parts of the hive, anatomy of the bee, hive demonstration. We will be installing a package of Italian Bees into a hive box. (weather permitting). If it is raining or below 60 degrees we will cancel the class and return funds to you if this is the case. The class is held outside, please dress appropriately with close toed boots or sneakers, jean/pants, layer clothing (long sleeve and short sleeve). We will supply bee suit if you do not have your own.

Beekeeping 101 will cover: ABOUT BEES
The History of Beekeeping
The Anatomy of a Bee
Queen, Worker and Drone Behavior
Races of Bees

HOW TO KEEP BEES
Nectar and Pollen Plants of the Area Beekeeping Equipment and Hive Assembly

Selecting the Apiary Site

Packaged Bees and How To Care For Them

How to Manage BeesDiseases and how to identifyHive demonstration (live hive demonstration weather permitting)

Venue

The Loose Rooster Ranch
3280 Bixler Road
Brentwood, CA 94513 US
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