15. January 2022 - 10:00
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Beginning Beekeeping 100 (short course) | Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild | Saturday, 15. January 2022

101 Practical Beekeeping







Days:             Saturday
Dates:           January 15, 22, 29 February 5, 12, 19   


Time:            10:am - 1:pm  
Hours:           18
Location:       1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington DC
Prerequisite: Completed short course or equivalent
Type:            Hands-on & Classroom 







Course Description:
The beekeeping course will run for six weeks, meeting once a week for three hours, providing a total of 18 hours of classroom instruction. Topics cover everything you need to know to successfully and responsibly keep honeybees in an urban environment. The course fee of $185 includes all lectures, text book, and extras. The text book and equipment catalogs will be distributed at the first course meeting. The course will be followed by a hands-on field day and an equipment assembly workshop. Upon completion of the course, participants will be presented with a certificate.

Topics:
The introductory beekeeping course covers these topics:

A Brief History of Beekeeping


A Bees Life and How knowing Makes Your Life Easier


Beekeeping Equipment: Woodenware, Tools, and Protective Gear


The Beekeeping Year in DC and What to do When


Diseases, Pests and Parasites


Food for Bees: What DC Bees Eat


Products of the Hive


The Triumph of the City Bee


Field session, including installing packages and nucleus colonies


Equipment building hands-on workshop