- Top Bar Hive Class, March 16 and 17 February 21, 2013
Top Bar Hive Class
Interest in Top Bar hives has grown in the last several years and there are a few folks out there who keep them in the Pittsburgh area. It’s not a common beekeeping practice, but Burgh Bees has joined with Gold Star Honeybees of Maine to put on this one time event to allow some insight of the pros and cons of top bar beekeeping and how to manage them so that you can succeed. This class will be offered with limited spaces. These classes draw folks from several states so don’t wait to register!
When: March 16 and 17, 2013. 8:30am to 4:00pm with an hour lunch at noon.
Where: Penn State Extension of Allegheny County. 400 Lexington Street – 3rd floor, Pittsburgh.
Early bees catch the buzz, and save $25 off the $175 tuition. Early registration until March 1st.
You can register here: Top Bar Class Registration
- Burgh Bees Beekeeping in the Classroom 101 January 15th, 17th, & 22nd August 14, 2012
This is a three night class to be held on: Tuesday, January 15th, Thursday January 17th and Tuesday January 22nd from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Your registration is for all three nights. Space is limited, please register early.
This 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. For more information, email info@BurghBees.com
Instructors: Steve Repasky, Master Beekeeper and Burgh Bees Vice President Joseph Zgurzynski, Master Beekeeper and Burgh Bees President
Course information and registration can be found here: Beekeeping 101.