Sustainable Biodynamic Beekeeper Training: Two Year Program (2019-2020)

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Date: 
Thu, 06/06/2019 (All day) to Sat, 06/08/2019 (All day)
Region: 
East Coast
Additional Event Info
  • Session 1: June 6-8, 2019
  • Session 2: August 22-24, 2019
  • Session 3: June 4-6, 2020
  • Session 4/Graduation: August6-8, 2020

For those who are prepared for the most in-depth and comprehensive training in biodynamic beekeeping in the USA. Participants must have bees!

Spikenard Summer Festival

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Date: 
Thu, 06/20/2019 (All day) to Sat, 06/22/2019 (All day)
Region: 
East Coast

An opportunity for our advanced students to continue their learning and renew their inspirations with three days of special lectures, deepened beekeeping experiences, artistic work, stirring the preparations, and a St. John’s Festival celebration.

Mentorship Program

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Date: 
Sun, 06/23/2019 (All day) to Mon, 06/24/2019 (All day)
Region: 
East Coast
Additional Event Info
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For experienced biodynamic beekeepers – a pedagogical training of Spikenard beekeeping methods and guidance for those who want to deepen their own teaching and further Spikenard Biodynamic Beekeeping in the world.

Participants of this program will have the opportunity to fulfill their training sessions alongside personal, practical sessions that will be scheduled individually. In these sessions, participants will have one-on-one training and evaluations at the beehives with the Spikenard beekeepers.

Principles & Practices of Biodynamic Beekeeping—Part IV

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Date: 
Sat, 09/07/2019 -
09:00 to 17:00
Region: 
East Coast
Additional Event Info
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Health and Hive Management
Fall and Winter Preparation

Learn all about successful overwintering, including how to consolidate hive-space and resources, as well as methods of feeding, wrapping, care of illnesses, and other overwintering considerations. This workshop will touch on seasonal tasks from August to April.
Saturday, Sept 7, 9am-5pm
$75 ($260 for Parts I-IV as a package)

Principles & Practices of Biodynamic Beekeeping—Part III

Type: 
Conference
Workshop
Class
Community Event
Date: 
Sat, 05/11/2019 -
09:00 to 17:00
Region: 
East Coast
Additional Event Info
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Honeybees

Health and Hive Management—Part III—Spring and Summer Beekeeping

Hands-on guidance in beekeeping tasks through the spring and summer months, from swarm catching and growing the apiary to heath checks, expansion, wax management, and more. This is the third class in our four-part series on basic beekeeping and is intended as a continuation of Principles & Practices of Biodynamic Beekeeping.Topics covered include:

Principles & Practices of Biodynamic Beekeeping—Parts I & II

Type: 
Conference
Workshop
Class
Community Event
Date: 
Fri, 03/08/2019 (All day) to Sat, 03/09/2019 (All day)
Region: 
East Coast
Additional Event Info
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Honeybees

This is Spikenard’s basic class in biodynamic/sustainable beekeeping methods. This workshop will offer in-depth advice for those who want to have bees and for those who had bees and want to start again.

PASA Sustainable Agriculture Conference

Type: 
Conference
Date: 
Wed, 02/06/2019 (All day) to Sat, 02/09/2019 (All day)
Region: 
East Coast


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Each February farmers, homesteaders, educators, and other food system professionals gather at our annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference for four days of intensive learning on more than 160 food and farming topics. No matter your experience level or agricultural interests, you’ll be able to pack your schedule with valuable sessions that help hone your craft and advance your cause.

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Conscious Beekeeping: Practical Organic Approaches for Healthy Bees and Growing Apiaries

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Date: 
Sat, 04/27/2019 -
09:00 to 17:00
Region: 
East Coast
Additional Event Info
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The growing popularity of small-scale beekeeping is good news for the bees, but it also raises its own set of challenges. Rarely does a small-scale beekeeper encounter Colony Collapse — but every beekeeper must contend with Varroa mites, scant forage, and scarce high-quality package bees and nucs.