Do you want to expand your beekeeping skills and move beyond feeling like a beginner year after year? In this series, you'll explore different hive management options, learn how to improve your colonies, solve your trickiest problems, and engage with other like-minded beekeepers. By the end, you'll be able to identify your colony's needs, have the skills to meet those needs, and develop a sustainable apiary. Participants must have completed an introductory beekeeping course, have a basic understanding of bee biology and management, or have maintained a hive for at least one season.
The course will consist of four online evening lecture and discussion sessions and two in-person field days. The field days will take place at Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln, MA.
Presenter: Mel Gadd, has been an active beekeeper for over 14 years, he's a member & past board member of the Essex County Beekeepers Association and current board member of the Boston Area Beekeepers Association. Mel was also named Massachusetts Beekeeper of the year in 2017, by the Massachusetts Beekeeping Association.
Open to adults and children/teens age 12 or older with an adult. Fees apply to all participants.
You will receive the Microsoft Teams Link to log into the program in your confirmation. An email reminder will also be sent to you 24 hours before program start.