2018/11/04 - Beekeeping: Hive Tour

Essential Beekeeping Skills: Hive Tour

Dates & Times:
November 4, 2018 1:00-4:00pm

Sustainable Food Center
2921 E 17th St Bldg C
Austin, TX 78702 (view map)

This class is dedicated to learning how to inspect a honey bee hive, and is perfect for new beekeepers, or those preparing to start their own hives soon. Learn how, when, and why you should conduct hive inspections. We will discuss seasonal considerations, what's 'normal' and what's not, and get an introductory to all-natural integrated pest management techniques and we will learn the basics of lighting a smoker. If you own a smoker, feel free to bring yours to practice! After suiting up in protective gear (provided), we will spend time performing a hive inspection as a group. You will learn how to identify honey bee eggs, larvae, and pupae, and everyone will be given time to practice handling and moving hive bodies and frames during the inspection. 

This is a hands-on class, so get ready to handle frames of bees! 

Class participants must be 16 and older. Youth ages 12-15 may attend with purchase of an additional ticket and close parent/guardian supervision during class.

Registration closes one business day before class. All attendees must purchase tickets to attend. No walk-ins allowed.

* All payments are final and non-refundable. However, we would be happy to transfer your spot in this class to someone else if you cannot attend.

Questions? Contact Lucinda Ugarte at (512) 236-0074 ext. 105 or lucinda@sustainablefoodcenter.org.

Buy Tickets

Original text