Beginning Beekeeper Class – 02/11/2017

Lamar Roberson talking about feeding bees

Lamar Roberson talking about feeding bees

TVBA hosted a Beginning Beekeeper Class on 2/11/17 at the Moulton Church of Christ.

A group of 22 folks learned about the steps for getting bees through their first year:

  • Bee Biology
  • Hive Building & Supplies
  • Sources for Bees
  • Installing Bees in the Hive
  • Inspecting Bees
  • Feeding Bees
  • Overwintering
  • Mentors
Bud Rogers demonstrating package installation- complete with sound effects!

Bud Rogers demonstrating package installation- complete with sound effects!

Thanks to Larry & Debbie Mote, several suppliers offered prizes for the class.  The TVBA Club provided the grand prize, a nuc of Buckfast Bees from Kaleb Scott Apiaries.

Grand Prize Winner- Dale- A package of Buckfast Bees from Kaleb Scott's Apiary

Grand Prize Winner- Dale- A package of Buckfast Bees from Kaleb Scott’s Apiary

Division Board Feeder Prize- Mary

Division Board Feeder Prize- Mary

Hive Top Feeder- Norma

Hive Top Feeder- Norma

Veil Prize- Debe

Veil Prize- Debe

Hive Tool Prize- Diane

Hive Tool Prize- Diane

Frame Cleaner Prize- Jim

Frame Cleaner Prize- Jim

The tentative date for the Intermediate Class is April 15, 2017.

 

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