2012 Short Course

Short Course

Subject to Improvement

Picking up on the skiing theme, there are three levels; Black Diamond - Expert;··Blue Square - Intermediate;· and Green circle - novice

MondayBlack DiamondBlue SquareGreen Circle1
8:30AssemblyAssemblyAssembly
8:45Nucs – the “NEW” beekeeping
Dewey Caron


Queen Rearing
in the Sideline Apiary
Mike Palmer
Getting Started
Equipment
Bees
Location
9:15

Increase Essentials
Larry Connor

Bee Biology
Bee Stings
10:15Break Break Break
10:45Setting Up, Wintering & Using Nucs
Mike Palmer
Gadgets & Gizmos
Allen Hayes
IN THE APIARY
Working Bees/Reading the hive
12:00  Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:15IPM
Diana Sammataro
What are they doing in there – using Observation hives
Frank Linton &
Dewey Caron
Package Bees, Nucs· & their installation
2:00Pesticides
Diana Sammataro
IN THE APIARY
2:45Break
3:15
IN APIARY
Reading Frames & Colonies
Don Hopkins,
Jennifer Keller,
Mike Palmer,
Bob Wellemeyer
Reading Frames & Colonies
Don Hopkins,
Jennifer Keller
& Master Beekeepers
Your Growing Colonies
Summer/Fall Management
Getting Ready for Winter
TuesdayBlack DiamondBlue· SquareGreen Circle1
8:30Keeping bees alive
Dewey Caron
Value Added Products
Landi Simone
Winter/Spring Management
9:15Bees as Business
Kim Flottum
Swarm Control
10:00Break Break Break
10:30Urban Beekeeping
Rich Wieske
Value Added Products
Con’t.
Landi Simone
Pests & Diseases
IPM
12:00LunchBlack Diamond
1:15Rearing Quality Queens
Larry Connor & Jim Tew
Break the Brood Cycle
Erin MacGregor-Forbes
IN THE APIARY
2:45Break Break Break
3:15IN APIARY – QUEENS, QUEENS QUEENS
Larry Connor,
Jim Tew,
Leslie Huston,
Master Beeks
Reducing Stress in bees Con’t in apiary
Billy Davis
Queens
Products of the Hive
Pollination
Bee Plants

1.· The Green Level is being taught by a team of three Master Beekeepers – Erin MacGregor-Forbes, Barry Thompson and Jon Zawislak.