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Spring Management of Your Beehive
February 20, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Learn how to work with the bees natural growth in spring (February – June) and keep your hive healthy. Learn what the bees are focused on in spring, so you can work with their natural instincts. Each spring is different in terms of the amount of rain and how cold/warm it is. We will learn how each kind of weather influences the bee’s behavior, so you can be prepared for any kind of spring. We will cover swarm prevention, plus talk about getting wax drawn-out and honey production.
Spring is the prime time to split your hive. We recommend you also take our Splitting Your Hive class, if you are interested in that.
Instructor: Jennifer Radtke has been keeping bees in her backyard for 13 years, and has developed the beekeeping education program at the Oasis. She keeps up with her bees’ growth in early spring and splits her hives every year around April 1st (& sometimes a second time at the end of May). Her bees haven’t swarmed in 10+ years.
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