Sun, Mar 28 | Pound Ridge Organics

bee-ginner course : afternoon session - group-b

If you appreciate honeybees and their value to the environment and our food system - you won't want to miss this course. Participants gain enough knowledge and experience to start their own apiaries at home.
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bee-ginner course : afternoon session - group-b

time & location

Mar 28, 12:30 PM – Oct 10, 2:30 PM
Pound Ridge Organics, 22 Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge, NY, USA

about the course

This seven session course is geared toward new beekeepers and people interested in keeping bees in the near future. It aims to teach new beekeepers basic skills. We will focus on basic equipment, sound beekeeping strategies, pest control, feeding, bee anatomy and development, troubleshooting, and honey extraction. We will also discuss honey bee communication and roles of bees within the hive. Participants will be instructed at an outdoor hive, weather permitting. Protective gear is required. Classes will to a large extent feature a hive inspection and address seasonal questions and concerns.

There will be two sections of Bee-Ginners. Group A will meet at 10 am. Group B will meet at 12:30 pm

All classes will be on Sundays unless otherwise announced.

  • March 28 This session will be at 10 am and will occur live on zoom (with a very special guest). The focus will be to demonstrate and discuss assembling equipment. People expecting delivery of bees in mid-April should be putting together their equipment by around this time. Spring is busy at bee warehouse suppliers. Best to order early.

  • April 17 Note that this is Saturday at 12:30 pm. This session may be a package bee delivery day. If so, We will transfer bees from shipping package to the teaching hive. If bees have not arrived yet, proper methods of transfer will be covered. We will try to time this class for the Saturday the package bees arrive. This class may be postponed until the following Saturday if the bees are late arriving.

May 16, Group B 12:30 pm

June 20, Group B 12:30 pm

July 25, Group B 12:30 pm

Aug. 22, Group B 12:30 pm

Sept. 12, Group B 12:30 pm

Oct. 10, Group B 12:30 pm

cost:

$435

- deposit $55 due to hold spot

- balance $385 due on or before first class

to register:

  • sign-up on registration page
  • pay deposit to hold your spot (cash, check, zelle or venmo)

payment options:

  • cash: pay in person at the market
  • check: made out to 'Pound Ridge Organics' brought in person to the market mailed to: Pound Ridge Organics 22 Westchester Avenue Pound Ridge NY 10576
  • zelle: donnasimons@me.com or (914) 224-3138
  • venmo: @poundridgeorganics (orange rooster icon - last four of cell xxx3138

additional notes:

since materials will be purchased in advance, the $55 deposit is non-refundable • all additional equipment needed for class will be available on-sight • in case of inclement weather, teacher will use his discretion to set up a zoom class, choose a make-up date or cover missed material in one of the following classes.

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