COARC Advanced Beekeeping Workshop

  • 14 Aug 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center

Advanced Beekeeping Workshop

Raising Healthy Winter Bees: Keeping Varroa Mites in Check and Bees Fed– Heike Williams

This workshop is recommended for beekeepers who have at least one year experience or are participants in the Oregon Master Beekeeping Program.

Please bring your hat/veil, gloves and water.

FREE Lunch Provided.

Agenda for the day includes:

-Understanding winter bees.

-Hands on work with honey bee colonies.

-Learning about the pros and cons of different treatments and feeding methods.

-Information about the Oregon Master Beekeeping Program.

RVSP would be very helpful even if you are not 100% sure that you are going to make it. 

Heike Williams: 541-740-7877

Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center 

850 NW Dogwood Lane, Madras, OR 97741



9:00 to 9:15 Arrival & Signing of the Waiver

9:15 to 9:30 Welcome & Announcements

9:30 to 10:00 Presentation: Understanding Winter Bees

10:00 to 11:30 Hands-on work with colonies at the Research Center’s apiary: Treatment

and Feeding Options

11:30 to 12:15 Lunch

12:15 to 1:15 Presentation: The Plus and Minus of every Option

1:15 to 2:00 What are your thoughts regarding your own hives and methods?

Discussion and Q & A

2:00 to 2:30 A quick overview over the Oregon Master Beekeeping Program: ready to become an apprentice or Journey?

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