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Beekeeping - Next Season Planning

Saturday, Sep. 26, 2015 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
Baltimore County Ag Center and Farm Park
Next Season Planning: Fall feeding of winter bees; gaging hive winter preparedness; equipment prep and use review; storage of gear

Beekeeping - Preparing for Winter

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
Baltimore County Ag Center and Farm Park
Preparing for the Winter:Anticipating your colonies’ needs; honey bee nutrition and feeding colonies; overwintering colonies and preparing for next year’s bee season; resources for continuing education; finding a beekeeping mentor.

Maintaining Healthy Honey Bees

Saturday, Jul. 18, 2015 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
Baltimore County Ag Center and Farm Park
Maintaining Healthy Honey Bees: : Diseases and pests of honey bees and their controls; making choices and dealing with the mite problem; treatment options, including organic methods.

Harvesting Hive Products

Saturday, Jun. 27, 2015 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
Baltimore County Ag Center and Farm Park
Harvesting Hive Products:Taking honey off the hives; extracting/processing honey; collecting pollen, propolis, and beeswax; comb honey, spun honey; beeswax candles.

Honeybee Population Management

Saturday, May. 30, 2015 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
Baltimore County Ag Center and Farm Park
Population Management:Review of honeybee biology; best management practices; making splits and nucleus colonies; expanding your number of colonies; combining colonies; maximizing your honey crop.

Starting a Hive

Saturday, Apr. 25, 2015 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
Baltimore County Ag Center and Farm Park
Starting a Hive: Introduction/review of beekeeping essentials; tools; record-keeping; starting colonies with package bees or nucleus colonies; management for honey; swarms; bait boxes and catching swarms; preparing for the major nectar flows; manipulating colonies for different purposes.

Beginning Farmer Training in the Chesapeake Region

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Calvert's Gift Farm and Five Seeds Farm and Apiary
Beginning Farmer Training in the Chesapeake Region Wednesday, August 28, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Calvert's Gift Farm - 16813 Yeoho Road, Sparks, MD 21152 Five Seeds Farm & Apiary - 16528 Dubbs Road, Sparks, MD 21152 Future Harvest CASA Members $20; Nonmembers $30 Potluck dinner - bring a dish to...
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