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Intro to Apiculture & Summer Courses 2016

April 25th, 2016 by melanie

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We are coordinating with a few different organizations to share the wonders of beekeeping for all ages and experience levels. Scroll through to find the best for you!

~On the 1st Saturday of each month starting in May thru Sept, we’ll be sharing the magical world of pollinator stewardship with families at Lettuce Grow Farm Educational Center in El Prado-Taos. These sessions will be geared for the young and old alike with observation of various pollinator species, plants and their relationship to pollinators and growing food. We’ll have an observation hive station, and a sensory table where families can smell and touch beeswax honeycomb, taste honey and more!

~We’ll also be offering our Intro to Apiculture- Beekeeping in NM introductory courses in May in Santa Fe and Taos.

~Then monthly throughout the summer, we’ll be offering intermediate and advanced field practicums on a variety of bee themes including seasonal management,  apitherapy (medicines from the hive and their applications), queen honeybee breeding and rearing, overwintering strategies and harvestable products.

May 7 (Taos)- Bee Family Day- Info www.lettucgrowfarm.com

May 22 (Santa Fe- morning session)   Intro to Apiculture Part I: Classroom/Theory at Plants of the Southwest Nursery- Agua Fria . Part I will cover the basic concepts of beekeeping with honeybees, honeybee biology, NM beekeeping calendar, seasonal management and challenges of keeping bees healthy in our enchanted lands. From 10-2pm (bring a snack lunch). Cost: $65, to register call Melanie at 505.901.2102 or email us at ziaqueenbees@hotmail.com

May 22 (Santa Fe- afternoon session) Intro to Apiculture Part II: Field Practicum at Plants of the Southwest Nursery- Agua Fria. Part II will focus on approaching hives, how to review hives, handling techniques and intermediate concepts for controlling swarms, developing  potential product harvests, managing for pests and diseases and developing one’s own seasonal calendar of management.  Cost: $65, to register call Melanie at 505.901.2102 or email us at ziaqueenbees@hotmail.com

INTRO TO APICULTURE & monthly class listings Santa Fe flyer 2016

May 28 (Taos-morning session)  Intro to Apiculture Part I: Classroom/Theory at Tierra Drala Farm in El Prado-Taos. Part I will cover the basic concepts of beekeeping with honeybees, honeybee biology, NM beekeeping calendar, seasonal management and challenges of keeping bees healthy in our enchanted lands. From 10-2pm (bring a snack lunch). Cost: $65, to register call Melanie at 505.901.2102 or email us at ziaqueenbees@hotmail.com

May 28 (Taos-afternoon session) Intro to Apiculture Part II: Field Practicum at Tierra Drala Farm in El Prado-Taos. Part II will focus on approaching hives, how to review hives, handling techniques and intermediate concepts for controlling swarms, developing  potential product harvests, managing for pests and diseases and developing one’s own seasonal calendar of management.  Cost: $65, to register call Melanie at 505.901.2102 or email us at ziaqueenbees@hotmail.com

INTRO TO APICULTURE & monthly class listings Taos flyer 2016

~~Additional monthly Intermediate beekeeping classes will be offered at Tierra Drala Farm  and in Santa Fe including Harvesting, Value-Added products from the Hives, Apitherapy, and Overwintering Strategies. See above flyers for dates and details.

Scholarships available- contact Melanie at ziaqueenbees@hotmail.com or call 505.901.2102 for information.

 

 

 

 

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