It is time for us to initiate the Charm School for Beekeepers series.
We’ve been offering specialized advanced queen rearing workshops for a handful of years now (In Her Majesty’s Chambers- see posts) and we will continue to do so….
This 2014 year, we’ll be offering an Intro to Apiculture: Beginning Beekeeping 5 week course intensive and also topical workshops. Classes offered in both Santa Fe and Taos areas.
Below is Santa Fe, New Mexico class info. Taos class info will be posted shortly.
Class size limited to 10 students and there are only a few spots left.
Includes over 20 hours of course instruction (theory and field).
Covering the honeybees’ seasonal cycle, lifecyle, biology, equipment, vertical and horizontal hive designs, seasonal management, pests & diseases, harvesting hive products y mas with lots of hands on sessions in the apiary.
Cost: $450 (includes 4-frame starter nucleus hive- no woodenware)
When: Sundays starting April 20th, 2014
(start date dependent upon weather conditions- may need to be adjusted accordingly).
10am-2:30pm (with 1/2 hour lunch break)
Where: Plants of the Southwest on Agua Fria in Santa Fe, NM.
Who: Mark Spitzig & Melanie Kirby- Professional Apiculturists
Students will participate in theory and field practicums learning to work with local bees, to produce local bees. For more info and to register, call/email us at Tel: 505/929-8080 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deposits being accepted ($100).
We do not call ourselves experts, but rather lifelong students to the scientific artistry and the artistic science of honeybee stewardship. We hope that our small but deliberate contributions to pollinator stewardship will promote a healthy environment and healthy living for our children and future generations.
We appreciate the increased interest in beekeeping. Beekeeping is a humbling endeavor. Honeybees are full of wonderment in their nuances and enlightening industriousness. We are thankful for being able to learn with them. And for that, we are thankful to be able to share with you.