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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Default Top Bar Hive Class - Pittsburgh, PA

    Register here:

    COST: $175.00 (Early Bird – Prior to March 1 - $150.00)

    DATE: March 16 and 17, 2013

    LOCATION: Burgh Bees
    Penn State Extension of Allegheny County
    400 North Lexington Street - 3rd floor
    Pittsburgh, PA 15208

    SCHEDULE: 8:30am to 4:00pm each day. Gather at 8:30, class starts at 9am. Lunch is an hour at noon.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Waterville, Maine

    Default Re: Top Bar Hive Class - Pittsburgh, PA

    This is a Gold Star Weekend Intensive class in Top Bar Beekeeping, thanks to Burgh Bees.

    Meals are included. Early registration is $150 - until March 1, $175 thereafter.
    This class will be taught by Christy (Murtland) Hemenway, author of The Thinking Beekeeper

    • "Bee Buzz” - Two full days of learning with an excited group of like-minded folks, concerned about our environment and the health of the honey bee. It's "all bees, all the time"!

    • Four "Sessions” - History, Bee Biology, Bee Diseases, Hive Management - each with relevant presentations narrated with pointed details and amusing anecdotes to make the information come alive.

    • "How Did We Get Here From There?” - A history of beekeeping through the last couple of hundred years, which has brought us to today’s industrial methods. What effect is this having on honey bees?

    • "Terrible Things That Can Happen To Your Wonderful Bees” - Forewarned is forearmed! Know how to recognize pest and disease problems in the hive.

    • "When To Do What and Why" -- Hands-on: Instruction/demonstration of hive inspection techniques, comb handling, mite monitoring, wax rendering, hive management methods, splitting, honey harvesting, winterizing.

    • "Gold Star Graduates" - you and your fellow students will be part of a growing support system in the future as greener beekeeping methods spread.

    • A Certificate of Beginning... Beekeeping is a journey - and we hope that today’s beekeepers continue their journey into a healthier, green future. Students receive a signed certificate marking the beginning of a wonderful journey.


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