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February 2020

Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping

February 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sticky Art Lab, 1682 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States

Honeybees are a joy to keep in the backyard simply for their buzzing presence and, on hot days, the smell of honey, wafting through the air within ten feet of the hive. They increase pollination in your yard and therefore increase your yields from fruit…

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Everything You Need to Know About Backyard Chickens

February 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Backyard in Alameda

From setting up a brooder for baby chicks to the essentials of water, feed, and coop requirements for a thriving backyard flock, this class will prepare you for what you need to know! Having chickens is very rewarding, but it can feel daunting to get started. We…

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Swarm Prevention (Beekeeping)

February 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sticky Art Lab, 1682 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States

The East Bay has a particularly long swarm season.  Swarm prevention begins in February and continues through June. Be prepared! This class shows you how to keep ahead of your bees’ expansion and keep their broodnest open, so they don’t swarm. We'll dive into bee…

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Sunday 3-Part Series: How to Split Your Beehive

February 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Berkeley or Oakland

This is a 3-Part series from 6-8pm on these three Sundays:  Feb. 23rd, March 1st, & March 8th.  Splits are complicated.  The material will sink in deeper over the three Sundays.  We will also have added time to go into questions about your individual hives.…

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How to Split Your Beehive

February 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sticky Art Lab, 1682 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States

Learn how to work with the bees as they expand in the spring by making successful splits. Splitting your hive is the number one thing you can do to reduce the varroa mite population. It also enables you to have 2-3 hives so you have…

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March 2020

Hive Inspection Class (Beekeeping)

March 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Berkeley/Oakland Backyard

Learn how to do a thorough inspection of your beehive! We will cover all the tools and how to use them correctly. We will go into a hive and show what everything looks like: eggs, larvae, capped worker/drone brood, and uncapped & capped honey. You’ll…

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Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping

March 8, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sticky Art Lab, 1682 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States

Honeybees are a joy to keep in the backyard simply for their buzzing presence and, on hot days, the smell of honey, wafting through the air within ten feet of the hive. They increase pollination in your yard and therefore increase your yields from fruit…

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Spring Management of Your Beehive

March 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sticky Art Lab, 1682 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States

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.

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Year Round Varroa Mite & Virus Management: Keeping Your Hive Healthy

March 14, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Sticky Art Lab, 1682 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States

Learn what to do each season to keep mite levels low and your bees thriving. It is each beekeeper's responsibility to keep their mites low, as it means lower mite & virus levels for all the surrounding hives (mites/viruses transfer easily between hives).  The instructor…

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Hive Inspection Class (Beekeeping)

March 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Berkeley/Oakland Backyard

Learn how to do a thorough inspection of your beehive! We will cover all the tools and how to use them correctly. We will go into a hive and show what everything looks like: eggs, larvae, capped worker/drone brood, and uncapped & capped honey. You’ll…

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How to Split Your Beehive

March 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sticky Art Lab, 1682 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States

Learn how to work with the bees as they expand in the spring by making successful splits. Splitting your hive is the number one thing you can do to reduce the varroa mite population. It also enables you to have 2-3 hives so you have…

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Honeybee Behavior (or Why Did My Bees Do That?)

March 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sticky Art Lab, 1682 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States

Learn about honeybee biology and behavior so you can better understand what your bees are doing and how you can help them.  We will cover things like how bee orient/navigate, how/why the hive "decides" to swarm or make a new queen, and what a bee…

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April 2020

Hive Inspection Class (Beekeeping)

April 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
ONLINE VIA ZOOM

This class will be ONLINE VIA ZOOM.  You will get both video and audio recordings after the class. Learn how to do a thorough inspection of your beehive! We will cover all the tools and how to use them correctly. We will go into a…

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Year Round Varroa Mite & Virus Management: Keeping Your Hive Healthy

April 19, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
ONLINE VIA ZOOM

THIS CLASS WILL BE ONLINE VIA ZOOM! Learn what to do each season to keep mite levels low and your bees thriving. It is each beekeeper's responsibility to keep their mites low, as it means lower mite & virus levels for all the surrounding hives…

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