October 20, 2012
Gilmer TX 75645
Titled: Beekeeping 102 Master Class
Beekeeping for second year and small-scale beekeepers
Lawrence John Connor, Instructor
Topics (Subject to change):
Beekeeping for fun AND profit
Beekeeping biology as it impacts bee management*
Mite sampling and integrated pest management*
Two and a half (or more) hives—Why and How?
Queen production in the back yard*
*Lecture and/or bee yard topics
Instructor: Dr. Larry Connor, Wicwas Press (entomologist, author and publisher)
A combination of talks and hive visits to expand your knowledge of bees and beekeeping after your first season of bees. Registration is $125 per person or $200 per couple/partners and includes breaks, lunch, and one copy of Dr. Connor' newest book, Bee-sentials: A Field Guide or one of his other titles.
Emphasis will focus on issues facing the not-quite new beekeeper. We will review some of the biology of bees and bee pests useful to successful beekeepers. The use of nucs and home-reared queens will be reviewed. Plenty of time will be given over to questions from participants.
All participants are requested to wear a bee veil during the hive visits.
PLEASE REGISTER BY OCTOBER 1ST.
To register, go to www.wicwas.com and enter the PayPal store. Or mail a check for $125 (postmarked by October 1st) per person or $200 per couple/partners to:
1620 Miller Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Questions: Contact LJConnor@aol.com or firstname.lastname@example.org