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March 2020

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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Mead Making

March 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sticky Art Lab, 1682 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States

Make mead that is drinkable in one month! Traditional meads take a year (or more) to age and be drinkable, but meads can be made much faster. This process allows you to experiment with small batches, get results quickly, and repeat with a big batch…

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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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Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping

March 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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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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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Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping

April 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$40

THIS CLASS IS ONLINE Via Zoom. You will receive the presentation slides ahead of time to follow along with the class and video / audio recording of the class afterwards as well. Honeybees are a joy to keep in the backyard simply for their buzzing…

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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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May 2020

Hive Inspection Class (Beekeeping)

May 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 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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Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping

May 3, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

THIS CLASS IS ONLINE Via Zoom. You will receive the presentation slides ahead of time to follow along with the class and video / audio recording of the class afterwards as well. Honeybees are a joy to keep in the backyard simply for their buzzing…

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Hive Inspection Class (Beekeeping)

May 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 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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How to Split Your Beehive

May 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
ONLINE CLASS VIA ZOOM

THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD ONLINE and split into two parts:Sunday, May 17th, noon-2pmSunday, May 24th, noon-2pm 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…

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

May 17, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 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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Taking Care of Your Nuc

May 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

THIS CLASS IS ONLINE Via Zoom. You will receive video & audio recordings of the class afterwards. The nucs we sell grow very quickly.  Learn how to know when to add a box and keep up with their growth.  We'll cover how quickly they will…

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Hive Inspection Class (Beekeeping)

May 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 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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Taking Care of Your Nuc

May 31, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

THIS CLASS IS ONLINE Via Zoom. You will receive video & audio recordings of the class afterwards. The nucs we sell grow very quickly.  Learn how to know when to add a box and keep up with their growth.  We'll cover how quickly they will…

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June 2020

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

June 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ONLINE VIA ZOOM

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: Thursday, June 18th, 7-8:30pmPart 2:…

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July 2020

Hive Inspection Class (Beekeeping)

July 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn the ins and outs of doing a hive inspection so your bees stay healthy and live long. 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!…

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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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