Saturday, 15. January 2022, Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild, Beginning Beekeeping 100 (short course)

from 15. January 2022 - 10:00
till 19. February 2022 - 13:00

Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild

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Event description
101 Practical Beekeeping

Days:             Saturday
Dates:           January 15, 22, 29 February 5, 12, 19   

Time:            10:am - 1:pm  
Hours:           18
Location:       1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington DC

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Prerequisite: Completed short course or equivalent
Type:            Hands-on & Classroom 

Course Description:
The beekeeping course will run for six weeks, meeting once a week for three hours, providing a total of 18 hours of classroom instruction. Topics cover everything you need to know to successfully and responsibly keep honeybees in an urban environment. The course fee of $185 includes all lectures, text book, and extras. The text book and equipment catalogs will be distributed at the first course meeting. The course will be followed by a hands-on field day and an equipment assembly workshop. Upon completion of the course, participants will be presented with a certificate.

The introductory beekeeping course covers these topics:

A Brief History of Beekeeping

A Bees Life and How knowing Makes Your Life Easier

Beekeeping Equipment: Woodenware, Tools, and Protective Gear

The Beekeeping Year in DC and What to do When

Diseases, Pests and Parasites

Food for Bees: What DC Bees Eat

Products of the Hive

The Triumph of the City Bee

Field session, including installing packages and nucleus colonies

Equipment building hands-on workshop

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