Instructors often request students to prep for the class by completing selected readings and/or viewing videos. You have and will invested valuable time and dollars by enrolling in and attending this class. Get the most for your investment and complete the recommended work prior to class… your bees will appreciate it!
All reading is from Beekeeping for Dummies 4th Edition, unless otherwise indicated. Each attendee receives a copy of Beekeeping for Dummies, no additional charge beyond enrollment fees.
|Date||Module Name||Instructor Name||Recommended |
|Jan 15||An Intro to Bee Keeping, How to get the most out of Bee School||Stuart van Meter||PBS Tales from the Hive|
Why the Bees are Disappearing
|2018 PP Stuart Van Meter edited|
|The History of Beekeeping||Gary German||2018History of Bee Keeping|
|Jan 22||Bee Biology and the super organism||Sarah McKinney||Chapter 2||Biology of the Honeybee|
|Jan 29||Terminology and Parts of the Hive||Patrice German||Chapter 5||Terminology and Parts of the Hive|
|Getting Started with Bees||Stuart Van Meter||Chapters 6||Northern Raised Nucleus Colony Installation |
Honey Bee Package Installation
Dr. Tarpy-Queen Issues
|Getting Started with Bees|
|Feb 5||Spring Management and Swarm Managment||Burton Beasly||Chapter 10 pg 193 thru 199;|
Watching for Swarm Cells-pg. 179. 206-215
|2018 Spring & swarm management|
|Feb 12||Diseases and Parasites of the hive||Lewis Cauble||Chapter 11 and 12||Honey Bee Coalition Varroa Management Guide Honey Bee Viruses Bee Health A Field Guide to Honey Bees and their Maladies||Rosenkranz-Biology-Control-Varroa-2010HBHC-Guide_Varroa_Mgmt_6thEd_7April2017_c|
|Feb 19||Summer, Fall and winter Management||Scott Davis||Chapter 10 pg 192 thru 203;|
Pg 166 thru 168
|Bear Fencing||David Foti|
|Feb 26||Most Frequent Problems for a New Beekeeper|
● Review of some key points covered in class.
● Lessons from their beginner beekeeper experiences.