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Preparing Your Hive for Winter (Beekeeping)

August 25, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Preparing your hive for winter involves shrinking the hive down, leaving them enough food, & more!

Learn how to assess your hive health so your bees survive through the winter! We’ll show how to consolidate the broodnest, likely reducing the hive by 1-2 boxes. We’ll advise on how to protect your hives from robber bees, wasps, ants, and wax moths.   We’ll also cover when to inspect during the winter months, what to do about varroa mites, how to store frames over the winter, and how much honey to keep in the hive.  Lastly, we’ll cover how to overwinter small hives, which need special attention and feeding to survive.

We highly recommend you also take the Varroa Mite Management class, as mites and the viruses they transmit are the number one cause of hive death.

Instructor: Jennifer Radtke has been keeping bees in her backyard for 15 years, and has developed the beekeeping education program at the Oasis.  She is former vice-president of the Alameda Co Beekeeping Association.

Details

Date:
August 25, 2020
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/preparing-your-hive-for-winter-beekeeping-tickets-114762230922

Organizer

BioFuel Oasis Cooperative
Website:
http://biofueloasis.com
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