Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop




8:30 - 9:00 am Participants Check In (Andrea Clark, Adam Clark, Trudy Yazujian, Dale



9:05 - 10:05 am Session I- Preparing to keep Honey Bees


Welcome, Introductions, Overviews-Mark KIlty

Preparing to keep bees-MICHEAL PEIL

A. Bee biology, ordinances, covenants, property restrictions
B. Bee stings-normal & allergic reactions

10:06 - 11:05 am Session II-Types of hives and equipment-Mark Kilty

A. Langstroth

B. Types of protective equipment

C. Feeding package bees

D. Costs

11:06 - 11:15 am Break


11:15 - 12:15 pm Session III

A. Diseases, pests and Queenlessness- Jim Wellwood


12:15 - 12:55 pm Lunch


12:55 1:40 pm Session IV- Hive management

A. Questions from previous sessions

B. Installation of a package- Jim Wellwood


1:45-2:45 pm C. A Year in Beekeeping-Andrea Clark


2:45- 2:55 pm Break

2:55- 3:15 pm D. Inspections - What to look for- Sean Rennau

E. Monitoring for mites


3:15- 3:45 Session V -Mark Kilty

        Beekeeping and the law

        Bees and the Apiary Act

        Inspection by the State application

        Apiary Registration-Wild Life Prairie Park

        Where to buy honey bees

Questions , Door prize drawing - Mark Kilty & Sean Rennau


3:45 Closing comments: