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July 2020

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

July 27, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to keep your hive alive for multiple years by keeping your varroa mite levels low. This is a required class for every beekeeper. THIS CLASS WILL BE ONLINE VIA ZOOM!NOTE: this class will be in two parts:Part 1: Monday, July 27th, 6:30-8pmPart 2:…

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August 2020

Preparing Your Hive for Winter (Beekeeping)

August 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 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…

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Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping

August 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn what it would take to have bees in your backyard! 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…

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

August 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn how to keep your hive alive for multiple years by keeping your varroa mite levels low. This is a required class for every beekeeper. THIS CLASS WILL BE ONLINE VIA ZOOM!NOTE: this class will be in two parts:Part 1: Sunday, August 23rd, 7-8:30pmPart 2:…

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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…

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Honey Harvesting

August 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn how to get honey out of the hive and into the jar! Interested in learning how honey gets from hive to jar?  This online class will include video of the honey extraction process so you know how to do it at home. You'll learn:…

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September 2020

Chick Care Basics for Backyard Chicken Keepers

September 16, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Introduction to Chick Care, covering brooder safety, proper feeding and watering, addressing common ailments, and moving chicks to the coop! Never raised chicks before? Or you have, but it's been a while? If so, please join our Introduction to Chick Care with instructor Jacquelyn Frost!…

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Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping

September 27, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn what it would take to have bees in your backyard! 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…

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October 2020

Chick Care Basics for Backyard Chicken Keepers

October 14, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Introduction to Chick Care, covering brooder safety, proper feeding and watering, addressing common ailments, and moving chicks to the coop! Never raised chicks before? Or you have, but it's been a while? If so, please join our Introduction to Chick Care with instructor Jacquelyn Frost!…

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November 2020

Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping

November 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn what it would take to have bees in your backyard! 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…

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Keeping Chickens Healthy

November 8, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn how to recognize and prevent illness in your backyard chickens and how to treat them when they do get sick. How can I tell that my chicken is sick? Can I take her to a vet? Is it okay for chickens to eat X,…

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Keeping Chickens Safe

November 15, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Learn how to create a healthy and safe environment for your chickens, starting with coop layout and protection against predators. Not sure how big of a run you need? Building your own coop but not sure how to choose a design? In this one hour…

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January 2021

Next Gen Mites – Beyond the Basics (Beekeeping)

January 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The better you understand varroa mites, the easier it will be to keep your hive alive & healthy! You feel comfortable doing the sugar roll test and using Mite Away/Formic Pro, but now you're ready to absorb more. This class aims to answer a lot…

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Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping

January 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn what it would take to have bees in your backyard! 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…

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Sunday 3-Part Series: Honey Bee Biology: The Magic of the Hive Explained

January 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn about Honey Bee Biology so you can apply it to your beekeeping. This is a 3-Part series from 6-8pm on these three Sundays:  Jan. 10th, Jan. 17th, & Jan. 24th.Many people get into beekeeping because of a fascination with bees. Bees have intricate communication…

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Queens “They Make Your Hive Go ‘Round” Masterclass (Beekeeping)

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A healthy queen makes your hive thrive. What to do when things go wrong (& how to catch it early). One reason to inspect your hive every two weeks is to make sure you see eggs/larvae so you know you have a healthy queen. The…

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Swarm Prevention (Beekeeping)

January 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Swarm prevention begins in February and continues through June. Be prepared! 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…

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February 2021

Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping

February 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn what it would take to have bees in your backyard!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…

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Intro to Chick Care

February 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Chick 101Never raised chicks before? Or you have, but it's been a while? If so, please join our Introduction to Chick Care with instructor Jacquelyn Frost! She will review the basics of how to set up a brooder safely and comfortably for your new fluffy…

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Intro to Chicks

February 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Chick 101 ClassNever raised chicks before? Or you have, but it's been a while? If so, please join our Introduction to Chick Care with instructor Jacquelyn Frost! She will review the basics of how to set up a brooder safely and comfortably for your new…

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Spring Management of Your Beehive

February 20 @ 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 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…

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Sunday 2-Part Series: How to Split Your Beehive

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ONLINE CLASS VIA ZOOM

Go with the natural instinct of the bees in the spring to reproduce by splitting your hive!THIS CLASS IS IN TWO PARTS: Sunday, Feb. 21st, 6-8:30pmSunday, Feb. 28th, 6-8:30pmThere are many benefits to splitting your hive in the spring (March-May):Swarm Prevention: Allows your bees to…

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March 2021

Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping

March 6 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learn what it would take to have bees in your backyard!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…

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Keeping Chickens Safe

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Learn how to create a healthy and safe environment for your chickens, starting with coop layout and protection against predators.Not sure how big of a run you need? Building your own coop but not sure how to choose a design? In this one hour class,…

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

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$45.00

Learn how to keep your hive alive for multiple years by keeping your varroa mite levels low. This is a required class for every beekeeper.THIS CLASS WILL BE ONLINE VIA ZOOM!NOTE: this class will be in two parts:Part 1: Sunday, March 7th, 7-8:30pmPart 2: Sunday,…

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