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Beekeeping 101 – Saturday-November 17th, 2018

From: $115.00

We are upgrading our text book this year to Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping by Dewey Caron (a $55.00 value) With the purchase of the Honey of a Deal – 2 tickets for $195 you will receive ONE copy of Honey Bee Biology. We also provide a package of important reference materials on critical topics to get you started.

In addition to BK101 in the classroom we are including a Installation Demonstration, a BK101W Beekeeping Workshop, and a 2018 Burgh Bees Membership at no additional cost.

The class will be held on: November 17th, 2018 10:00pm-5:00pm
There will be a short break for lunch. Please bring lunch with you.

Where: Threadbare Cider House “Barrel Room” 1291 Spring Garden Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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This classroom based course offers beginning beekeepers an introduction to honey bee biology and beekeeping basics. The course covers honey bee castes, races, pests & diseases, beekeeping equipment, and seasonal management necessary for a successful first year.

We are upgrading our text book this year to Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping and we provide a package of reference materials on critical topics. In addition to BK101 in the classroom we are including the Installation Demonstration, BK101W Beekeeping Workshop, and a 2018 Burgh Bees Membership at no additional cost.

The Install Demo will show you how to install bees into a hive and the BK101 workshop will be a hands on event showing you how to inspect a hive. The Installation Demo and BK101W will be held at the Burgh Bees Community Apiary and scheduled in the spring as conditions permits. For more information, email info@BurghBees.com  Space is limited, So register today!

Cost:
Individual: $115 – Includes BK101 class, text book, package of reference materials, Install Demo, BK101 workshop, and a 2018 Burgh Bees Membership.

Honey of a Deal: $195 – Includes 2 seats in BK101 class, 1 text book, 1 package of reference handouts, 2 spots at the Install Demo, 2 spots at the BK101 workshop, and either a 2018 Family Membership or 2 Individual Memberships.

Dates: November 17th, 2018 10:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Threadbare Cider House “Barrel Room”

Instructor: Peggy Garnes has been a beekeeper for over 20 years starting out keeping mason bees for pollinating her gardens then adding honey bees. She is the current Vice President of the Ohio State Beekeepers Association.

She has been breeding/producing queens and selling over wintered nucleus colonies for 11 years and continues to add cold-weather genes to her breeding stock. Her Apiary sets on ten acres in rural Medina, Ohio and she manages on average 140 colonies.

Peggy has been the Ohio EAS Director, Western Reserve Representative for Ohio State Beekeepers, Secretary/Treasurer of the Buckeye Queen Producers and is currently a member of 6 Beekeeping Associations and Vice President of her local association. She assists in teaching beginner and intermediate beekeeping classes at her local association, teaches queen rearing classes in her home state and gives presentations to state, local and private beekeeping associations.
In addition, she is on staff at Bee Culture Magazine.

Textbook: Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping by Dewey Caron & Larry Connor
Note:  A confirmation letter and directions will be mailed out once a registration with payment is received.

Exams: Brief quiz at the end of each session, graded in class by students.

Course Fee:  includes the textbook, which will be handed out to students at the class.

Payment: To reserve your place in the class, please register online or if you prefer send a check payable to Burgh Bees to: Burgh Bees – Beekeeping 101 (NOV17) 2018, P.O. Box 90008, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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Individual, Honey of a Deal