This introduction to the basic principles and practices of natural beekeeping prepares new beekeepers to understand the basics well enough to begin their own beekeeping as a hobby or small enterprise. Topics include biology and lifecycle of honey bees, equipment and supplies, starting a new hive, seasonal hive management, hive pests and diseases, and harvesting and marketing. Students will have the opportunity to purchase new hives, equipment and bees to establish their own hives in the spring.
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