COBKA 2022 Beginner Beekeeping Course

  • 17 Feb 2022
  • 24 Feb 2022
  • 3 sessions
  • 17 Feb 2022, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM (PST)
  • 22 Feb 2022, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM (PST)
  • 24 Feb 2022, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM (PST)
  • Online

Registration

  • Beginner's Bee School with COBKA for COBKA members.
  • Beginner's Bee School with COBKA for non-COBKA members.

Register

Beginner Beekeeping Course

(3 Online Sessions + A Field Day in March)

*Registration is $20 for non-members (which includes a one-year membership to COBKA) and is free for members.

Schedule:

3 sessions

#1. 17 Feb 2022, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)

#2. 22 Feb 2022, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)

#3. 24 Feb 2022, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)

Over a series of 3 evenings, instructors from the Central Oregon Beekeepers Association will provide information, techniques and food for thought to get you on the road for a successful season of Beekeeping in Central Oregon. The classes will be held online, over Zoom. We will also be hosting a field day for attendees in late March.

This seminar will be aimed at the beginner beekeeper, however anyone who has interest may attend.

Topics to be covered:

  • Bee Biology
  • Woodenware & Setup/Location
  • Tools & Protection
  • Colony Inspection
  • Disease and Pests
  • Acquiring and Installing a Colony
  • Curveballs
  • Important Timelines

Recommended textbooks (not required):

- The Beekeepers Handbook (Fourth edition), Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile

- Story's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees, Malcom Sanford and Richard Bonney

- Beekeeping for Dummies, Howland Blackiston

- First Lessons for Beekeeping, Keiths Delaplane

As more research is done, information distilled, techniques perfected the texts change. We would recommend getting the most recent revision of the textbook you'd like to use.

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