Dr. Connor Special Engagement (Feb 9th)

Special Event Announcement
Dr. Larry Connor is coming to give a presentation

Title: The Sustainable Backyard Apiary
Attendance: There is no cost to attend this event and it is open to ALL beekeepers.
Date: Tuesday, February 9th
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Penn State Center Pittsburgh
1435 Bedford Ave, Suite A
Pittsburgh PA 15219

The presentation will cover the objectives of setting up and maintaining an apiary for the long term, with particular emphasis on establishing and maintaining a good mite control program. With Varroa mites being the biggest threat to our bees this presentation should be of interest to both new and experienced beekeepers.
Seating is limited to 60 people, so please register by clicking http://burghbees.com/?product=special-event-with-dr-connor

Dr. Connor will have a selection of his books available for purchase the evening of the event.

From the front door of the facility, take the elevator or stairs to level A and at the end of the mezzanine walkway you will enter through double doors into The Penn State Center Pittsburgh. There is a large free parking lot at this facility with plenty of parking right outside the front door.

Dr. Connor’s Bio:
Lawrence Connor was born in Kalamazoo Michigan and earned his doctorate in honey-bee pollination of crops at Michigan State University. He has worked as Extension Bee Specialist at The Ohio State University, President of Genetic Systems, Inc. (which produced tens of thousands of instrumentally inseminated queens honey bees as well as the Starline and Midnite breeding stock), and now owns and operates Wicwas Press, specializing in publication of quality bee books. He relocated (from Connecticut) back to Michigan in April 2007 to continue growth of his publishing and writing [...]

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BK 101W – Beekeeping 101 in the Apiary

Beekeeping 101 in the Apiary
Saturday, May 9th 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Homewood Apiary 6900 Block Susquehanna St
This field-based workshop will focus on techniques of how to do a complete hive inspection, identification of all stages of brood, castes of bees, proper handling of frames, and other related topics.
Cost: $10 for Burgh Bees members or $20 for non-members
Prerequisites: BK101 or currently managing hives

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Bee Keeping 101 – Starts Monday, January 13th

This three evening classroom-based course offers beginning beekeepers an introduction to honey bee biology and basic approaches to beekeeping. The course will include: an overview of honey bee castes and races, a discussion of bee biology in order to understand the challenges facing honey bees, and an overview of the basic equipment necessary for successful beekeeping. The goal is for students to learn how to keep bees for the first year.

The three classes will be held on: Monday January 13th, Wednesday January 15th and Monday January 20th 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Where: Penn State Extension of Allegheny County, 400 N Lexington St, 3rd Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Registration will be available on our new website. Space is limited. REGISTER HERE (http://burghbees.com/?product=beekeeping-101)

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