This workshop is designed for backyard beekeepers interested in learning intermediate level skills. No prerequisite knowledge is required, but it will be more advanced than an introductory level workshop. We will have a short lecture and group learning style introduction to topics and then an open hive inspection with practical, hands-on skills to move you to the next level of beekeeping. We will focus on common beekeeping practices, including integrated pest management strategies in an urban setting and skills to make sure you know all of your options to keep your bees healthy. Even if you have read a few books, taken some other classes or already started keeping bees, this interactive workshop will have a lot to offer you.
Topics covered will include:
Please wear beekeeping appropriate clothing (closed toe shoes, socks, long pants, no perfumes or heavy scents, etc.). We will have some protective beekeeping gear to share, but please bring your own if you have it.
Instructor: Rachel Morrison, The Beecharmers
Location: American River Ranch in the Schoolhouse and Outside, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Cancellation Policy: No refunds or class credits with less than 48 hour notice prior to class.