It's almost beekeeping class time!
For the third year in a row, I have been kicking off the new year teaching several basic beekeeping classes to help get others started in beekeeping.
We are not alone in mid-Missouri. The interest in hobby beekeeping has increased significantly since 2006, when bees were found to be dying in record numbers. One out of every three bites of food we eat are pollinated by bees.
Two beekeeping friends are joining me in teaching the class. It's one thing to tell students beekeepers will have different answers to most questions. It's better to demonstrate it with how beekeepers all approach the art, and science, of beekeeping differently.
In the meantime, it's time to get the beekeeping diaries together. These contain basic information I wish I had had when I started beekeeping. It also serves as a record-keeping diary so you won't forget when your bees arrived, how old the queen is and other important data to have.
And the agenda for the day?
Now don't forget to take notes, there will be a quiz at the end!
on 2015-02-21 01:48 by Home Sweet Bees
Winter weather has postponed this class to February 28, 2015 so time to read a book, or two!