Bee School 2023
- The components and structure of a Langstroth hive
- Beekeeping tools such as a J hook, a hive tool and a smoker and what they do for the beekeeper
- The frames in the hive and how the bees build up their wax
- A frame taken from a live hive and what it tells us just by looking at it (what the bees are collecting, what is in bloom at the moment, how much honey is being made if any and the pattern of the honey, and if there are any problems in the hive..etc.).
We will talk about the 3 castes of honeybees, what each of their jobs are, where and what they forage, and if we are lucky, we might be able to touch a drone if we see one (the male of the hive, who has no stinger).
We will look at the orchards around us and talk about the flowers that produce pollen and nectar, and which are best for our honeybees.
We will also cover honey harvesting and what that entails, and what it means for our honeybees as they get ready to winter.
How To Sign Up
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Class location: Summerland, British Columbia
Class timeframe: May - September 2023
*More information to be provided upon launch date.