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Preparing Your Hive for Winter (Beekeeping)
August 25, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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.
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.
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