Introduction to Beekeeping with Saint Charles HoneyBees, LLC - Saturday, May 15th
Spend a beautiful Saturday with us learning about beekeeping! Eric Somheil will guide you through the basics of beekeeping and provide professional insight to help you with your own journeys! Please be aware this class requires climbing stairs and a portion is held outdoors. If you would like to participate with live bees, bring your own protective equipment. Limited number of protective gear is available for purchase to allow for hands-on experience.
Topics of discussion include:
- Specie Identification
- HoneyBee Anatomy
- Tools and Hive Equipment
- Apiary Startup
- Working the Hive
- Pulling Honey
- Preparing for Winter
Date: Saturday, May 15th
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
*Class size limited to seven participants.
Note from Saint Charles HoneyBees, LLC:
At the close of this class, you will have been provided the information you need to select the type of bees you want, how to set up and prepare, and to be completely ready for your spring bees. During our field time, we will be in an apiary with multiple hives. The bees will be active, and students are encouraged to bring their protective equipment.
Each Student will be able to inspect the hive, interact with the bees, and bee fully immersed in the experience. For those that are dealing with a fear of bees, please make your instructor aware so that we can assist you in the immersion.
This class is educational and not promotional. We will focus 100% of our time on educating you on the beekeeping process and benefits. Your instructors are woodworkers and beekeepers and will be able to supply your needs for bees and supplies. Please connect with them after the class or during breaks for ordering and purchases.