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April 2015

Apr 11

Illinois - BEEKEEPING COURSES AT LONG LANE HONEY BEE FARMS

Saturday
BEEKEEPING COURSES AT LONG LANE HONEY BEE FARMS
14556 N 1020 E, Fairmount IL
Register by calling 217-427-2678 or going online to www.honeybeesonline.com
Taught by Certified Master Beekeeper David Burns
Feb. 7, 2015 Basic Beginners
Feb. 28, 2015 Basic Beginners
Mar. 7, 2015 Basic Beginners
Mar. 21, 2015 Basic Beginners
April 11, 2015 Basic Beginners
April 25, 2015 Basic Beginners
May 16, 2015 Advanced Course
May 30, 2015 Queen Rearing
June 11, 2015 Basic Beginners
June 12-14, 2015 Bee Institute
Aug 22, 2015 Overwintering
Aug. 29, 2015 Overwintering
Sept 12, 2015 Overwintering
Sept. 26, 2015 Overwintering
Oct. 10, 2015 Basic Beginners
Oct. 24, 2015 Basic Beginners
http://www.honeybeesonline.com


Apr 11

Beekeeping Classes - Wisconsin

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
You are invited to attend one of our day-long ?Beekeeping Classes? to be held at the Dane Co. Extension Building, 5201 Fen Oak Dr, Madison, WI 53718. Beginners Classes will repeat on Jan 31, Feb. 28, March 28, April 11 and May 2, 2015. Second Step Class is on March 21, 2015. All classes run from 9am - 4pm. The fee of $50 covers coffee, handouts, free sample journals and catalogs, and props galore for you to handle. To register, contact Jeanne Hansen at 608-244-5094 or jeanniealabeannie@yahoo.com.
jeanniealabeannie@yahoo.com


Apr 16

VT - Bennington County Beekeepers Club Limited

Thursday
When: Thursday, April 16, 2015

Where: Crispe Room, Vermont Veterans Home, 345 North Street, Bennington VT 05201

Time: 7 PM pot luck meal; 7:35 business meeting. Guest: Ross Conrad, Champlain Valley, learned beekeeping from Mraz family, past VBA president, contributor to Bee Culture, authored Natural Beekeeping, and owns and manages Dancing Bee Garden.

Same information in paragraph:

Regular meeting of Bennington County Beekeepers Club Limited is to be at 7 PM starting with pot luck meal at Crispe Room, Vermont Veterans Home, 345 North Street, Bennington VT. Guest is Ross Conrad, Champlain Valley; he learned beekeeping from Mraz family, is past VBA president, contributes to Bee Culture, authored Natural Beekeeping, and owns and manages Dancing Bee Garden.

Information contact: Jacob 802-442-3418 honeygarden123@comcast.net
honeygarden123@comcast.net


Apr 18

NH - Beekeepers Workshop

Saturday
Charles Andros, former NH/VT Apiary Inspector, holds beekeeping workshop from 1-4 PM on Saturday, April 18, at 18 MacLean Road, Alstead, NH 03602. email: lindenap@gmail.com / 603-756-9056
lindenap@gmail.com


Apr 18

Introduction to Hands On Beekeeping 2015

Saturday
Honey bees need three things:
1. Dry place to live of adequate size.
2. Quality Food ? carbohydrate & protein.
3. Protection from disease and parasite.

Beekeepers Must:
? Understand and apply beekeeping concepts & life cycle of honey bee.
? Effectively communicate with their honey bees.

My Goal:

?I am very interested in helping you learn how to keep honey bees efficiently and effectively. ?
You learn how to do this by:

 Class room instruction
 Use tools and techniques discussed in class
 Hands- on experience
 Working with fellow students -- develop a partnership
Apply concepts to meet challenges
Location:

Edgewood Heritage Center
105 North Houston Street (FM 859)
Located next to Enlaces Mexican Restaurant
Edgewood, Texas
Park next to railroad across from First National Bank. Houston Street is very narrow.
Time: 8:00 A.M. to noon.

Training Material -- order now.
1. The Beekeeper?s Handbook, 4th edition by Diana Sammataro.
Available from bee suppliers, Amazon.COM, and Ebay.COM.
2. Beekeeper Training ? Increase Your Knowledge and Skills. Two DVD training program.
Available: www.OhioStateBeekeepers.ORG
Texas Agriculture Code, Chapter 31 & 71.


Texas Apiary Inspection Service ? tais.tamu.edu

Jim Lathem is instructor. Jim Beekeeping Experience

My interest in honey bees started as a young boy when honey bees would visit flowers in our garden and pollinate our pear trees. I stood for hours at Texas Beekeeper Association booth at State Fair of Texas watching honey bees.
While attending Edgewood High School, I bought my first hive of honey bees. I was 16. I learned how to keep honey bees reading Gleaning In Bee Culture and studying Walter T. Kelley?s How to Keep Bees and Sell Honey. I was not aware of any local bee associations or local bee- keepers. Not the best way to learn beekeeping ? School of Hard Knocks.
I kept bees in an out yard for 15 years near Bloomington, IL. During that time, I took Dr. Elbert R. Jaycox?s bee class at the University of Illinois. He is the author of Beekeeping In The Midwest.
My wife and I retired in 2002 and returned to Texas. I resumed beekeeping on my farm near Edgewood next to the location where I lived while attending Edgewood High School. I am a hobby beekeeper.
I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin -- BBA degree and from Illinois State University in Normal -- Master of Science degree in Applied Computer Science. I was an Office Industrial Engineer, Records Manager, and Data Administrator for State Farm Auto Insurance Corporate Headquarters, Bloomington, IL. Being a professional in each of these fields, I was always involved in continuing education and applying concepts was essential to function effectively.
I served three years in the United States Army.
I teach beekeeping concepts and how to apply them using hands-on experience.

Registration Form

Participants (Please Print) Price

? First Family Member -- Includes
2015 NETBA Family Membership $150
? Additional Family Member name $125
? Additional Family Member name $125
? Additional Family Member name $125


Apr 18

FL - Alachua County -2 session Beekeeping Course

Saturday
BEEKEEPING SHORT COURSE
Sessions One & Two
February 28th and April 18th
9:00 a.m.
UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County
2800 NE 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32609
COST $200 Includes: Nuc, 10-frame hive materials,
and lunch for Session One
Pre-registration with payment is required. Limited to 40 people

Session One: Build Your Hive Workday
February 28th, 2015
9:00 am - till hives are built (3:00 pm or later)
Lunch will be provided
Woodworking Day Outside - dress appropriately. Learn how to put together a hive. Materials will be provided.
Registration fee includes the cost of materials to build one 10-frame hive. These include one each of the following:
1. Ten deep brood frame
2. Commercial grade 10 frame hive body
3. Screen bottom board
4. Flat plywood cover with feeder hole
5. Feeder Lid
6. Sheet of deep plasticell foundation


Session Two: Introduce the bees from a nuc into the 10-frame hive.
April 18th, 2015
9:00 am - till task is completed
(This date is tentative and might change depending on the availability of the bees)
You will be working with live bees, protective clothing is required.

Registration Form - Beekeeping
Cost to attend is $200.00. (Includes materials and session one lunch )
Please make checks payable to Alachua County Extension Service
Mail to Beekeeping, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office
2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609-2658
For further information call Aparna Gazula
(352) 955-2402 or email agazula@ufl.edu

Online registration with additional fee:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beekeeping-short-course-two-sessions-22815-41815-tickets-15114723545
Individuals must be pre-registered three working days before the class date.
Class is limited to first 40 registrants, pre-registration with payment required.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beekeeping-short-course-two-sessions-22815-41815-tickets-15114723545
agazula@ufl.edu


Apr 18

Beekeeping Workshop - New Hampshire

Saturday
Charles Andros, former NH/VT Apiary Inspector, will hold a beekeeping workshop from 1-1:30 PM on Saturday, April 18, at 18 MacLean Road, Alstead, NH 03602. Look for the ?BEE? sign on the south side of Walpole Valley Road. Topics of discussion will be early spring management: locating apiaries, equipment, handling bees, feeding syrup and supplements, making nuclei, reversing, and requeening. Bring a veil, if you have one, as we shall be opening some colonies. We?ll be inside if it is a rainy day. Registration required. email: lindenap@gmail.com or call 603-756-9056.
lindenap@gmail.com


Apr 19

L.A. CA - Beekeeping Class 101

Sunday
The Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association teaches Beekeeping Class 101. Our goal is to walk you through a season of keeping bees. We teach responsible beekeeping for the urban environment, adhering to Best Management Practices for the bees, beekeepers, and the general public. All are welcome! Our classes are held once a month 9-noon on Sundays, beginning February 15, then: March 15, April 19, May 17, June 14, July 19, August 16, October 11. We do not have class in September (we're sharing what we've learned at the LA County Fair in September). Location: Bill's Bees Bee Yard, 12640 Little Tujunga Blvd., Lake View Terrace, CA 91342. No experience necessary. All the information is posted on our website. You don't need to register, just show up. http://www.losangelescountybeekeepers.com/
http://www.losangelescountybeekeepers.com/beekeeping-classes-losangeles/
http://www.losangelescountybeekeepers.com/
http://www.losangelescountybeekeepers.com/beekeeping-classes-losangeles/


Apr 22

Chagrin Falls, OH 2015 Beginning Beekeeping Workshop

Wednesday
Dale Olson will be presenting this important beginning bee keeping workshop in conjunction with the Geauga County Bee Keeping Association education program. This workshop is designed for people who would like to get started in beekeeping, those who have had previous beekeeping experience and want to get back into beekeeping, or those who just want to know more before taking the plunge.

Topics covered will include basic honeybee biology, races of bees, package bees versus nucs and where to get bees, how to start a hive, new and used equipment, keeping bees in a residential setting, feeding, inspections, swarm control, disease and pest management, producing honey and other hive products and over wintering. Information on package bees, nuc?s and equipment will be available at the workshop. Price includes a book about bees.
There will be a follow up meeting to show how to install packaged bees into your hive at a later date to be announced. Registration and agenda information can be found at: www.kenstoncommunityed.org Phone (440) 543-2552 Fax (440) 543-2850. Course Cost: $45.00 per family. Course Dates: April 22, 2015, Time: 7 ? 9:30pm Kenston Middle School, Art room 231, 17425 Snyder Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
http://www.kenstoncommunityed.org


Apr 24

Conscious Beekeeping: Special Session for Beginners With Bill Day

Friday
Friday, April 24, 2:00-5:30pm
$50

This half-day orientation for beginning beekeepers will cover: A comparison of Langstroth, top bar and Warré hives; the parts of the Langstroth hive, and how they work; choosing an appropriate site for your hives; rhythms of life in the honeybee colony; and the basics of working with bees. Weather permitting, we will visit the Pfeiffer Center?s apiary, where we'll open a hive and demonstrate the techniques discussed in the classroom.

Beginning beekeepers who plan to attend the Conscious Beekeeping workshop on Saturday, April 25 (see listing below) are strongly encouraged to register for this session.

Bill Day first learned beekeeping from Gunther Hauk as an intern at the Pfeiffer Center in 2001-02. He is principal beekeeper at the Pfeiffer Center, and also keeps bees at Blue Field Farm in Blauvelt, NY.

Register:
http://www.pfeiffercenter.org/workshops_and_events/register.aspx


Apr 25

Conscious Beekeeping: Practical Organic Approaches for Healthy Bees and Growing

Saturday
Saturday, April 25, 9:00am-5:00pm
$95

The growing popularity of small-scale beekeeping is good news for the bees, but it also raises its own set of challenges. Rarely does a small-scale beekeeper encounter Colony Collapse ? but every beekeeper must contend with rampant Varroa mites, scant forage, and scarce high-quality package bees and nucs.

Conventional approaches focus on beating back or defeating these challenges, but the search for a silver bullet to every problem seems only to unearth new problems. This workshop approaches the problem from the other side: What can we do to help our bees thrive and flourish in the present-day environment? Starting from an understanding of the honeybee colony as an organism unlike any other found in nature, we will consider:

? Swarming as an expression of the bees? vitality;
? Healthy rhythms of life in the hive, and how to support them;
? When to intervene and when to let your bees manage on their own;
? Increasing your apiary naturally with splits and swarms while breeding better, locally-adapted queens;
? Alternative hive designs;
? Gardening to support your bees;
? Varroa control through acid treatments and brood interruption;
? And more.

Weather permitting, we'll visit the Pfeiffer Center?s apiary, where techniques discussed in the classroom will be demonstrated.

Beginning beekeepers are strongly encouraged to attend the optional Friday afternoon beginners? session (see listing above).

Bill Day first learned beekeeping from Gunther Hauk as an intern at the Pfeiffer Center in 2001-02. He is principal beekeeper at the Pfeiffer Center, and also keeps bees at Blue Field Farm in Blauvelt, NY.

Register:
http://www.pfeiffercenter.org/workshops_and_events/register.aspx


Apr 25

Making Increase - New York

Saturday
A beekeeping workshop organized by Johnston?s Honeybee Farm. Hosted by Morrisville State College, Central New York. Speakers will be Jim Doan, Peter Borst, Abe Yoder, Michael Johnston & perhaps others. Cost is $40 per attendee. Coffee Break and Lunch Provided. Johnston?s Honeybee Farm, 3653 State Route 26, Eaton, NY 13334, 315-750-6963.


Apr 25

Illinois - BEEKEEPING COURSES AT LONG LANE HONEY BEE FARMS

Saturday
BEEKEEPING COURSES AT LONG LANE HONEY BEE FARMS
14556 N 1020 E, Fairmount IL
Register by calling 217-427-2678 or going online to www.honeybeesonline.com
Taught by Certified Master Beekeeper David Burns
Feb. 7, 2015 Basic Beginners
Feb. 28, 2015 Basic Beginners
Mar. 7, 2015 Basic Beginners
Mar. 21, 2015 Basic Beginners
April 11, 2015 Basic Beginners
April 25, 2015 Basic Beginners
May 16, 2015 Advanced Course
May 30, 2015 Queen Rearing
June 11, 2015 Basic Beginners
June 12-14, 2015 Bee Institute
Aug 22, 2015 Overwintering
Aug. 29, 2015 Overwintering
Sept 12, 2015 Overwintering
Sept. 26, 2015 Overwintering
Oct. 10, 2015 Basic Beginners
Oct. 24, 2015 Basic Beginners
http://www.honeybeesonline.com


Apr 26

7C?s Winery Annual Sip N Shop (featuring Mead)

Sunday
7C?s Winery in Walnut Grove MO. will host its Annual Sip N Shop April 26th 2015 from 2 pm
till 6 pm. Come and unwind in the country. Enjoy some wine, listen to music and do a little
shopping from local merchants and crafters. Admission is free.

Jared Hicks and Friends will be providing Music, Food available from Lemonade, Berries and
More.

Booths are still available, so let us help you showcase your business!
Call Jean at 788-2263 for more information or to reserve your booth.

Event Details at www.7cswinery.com/eventlog/sipnshop2015/sipnshop2015.html
7C?s Winery?s Tasting Room and Gift Shop is open 10 am to 6 pm Tuesday thru Sunday and
Monday by appointment. 7C?s has a variety of Wines, Meads and select beers available. Bring a
picnic and unwind in the country. Enjoy Live Music Events Sunday afternoons April thru
November. Check website for schedule of events.
7C?s Winery is located 1.8 miles north of Walnut Grove MO off Hwy 123 on 560th Rd.
The Winery opened in 2009 and produces wine and mead (wine made from honey). Their motto
is ?Drink What You Like and Like What You Drink? they offer wines from dry to sweet and
everything in between.
7C?s Winery is one of the few wineries that produce Mead, which is an ancient and medieval
drink. In fact in medieval times ?a new married couple would be given a moon?s worth (month)
of honey wine to insure offspring ? hence the term ?Honeymoon??.
Events are listed on the website www.7cswinery.com and the facebook page
www.facebook.com/7cswinery Phone 417-788-2263
http://www.7cswinery.com


Apr 28

Backyard Beekeepers

Tuesday
Sam Droege, of the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, will talk and show some of his glorious photos. The topic will be Honey Bees in Perspective: The Glorious Diversity of Other Bees.

Each month we have timely weekend hands on inspection workshops, bee school, mentor program and more. Please check our web site for the dates and locations or more information at www.backyardbeekeepers.com

2015 Speaker Schedule
May 26, Wyatt Mangum on Honey Bee Queen introduction
June 30, Dinner Meeting
September 29, Juliana Rangel Posada on Reproductive biology of honey bee queens and drones
October 27, Sam Comfort on ?Let's Stick Together!?
November 17, Michael Fairbrother of Moon Light Meadery on Mead

www.backyardbeekeepers.com