2022 BEE GUARDIANS with Corwin Bell of BackYardHives
May 28 & 29, Saturday & Sunday 10am -3pm $100 each day
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Session 1 only May 28, Saturday
Session 2 only May 29, Sunday
Lunches both days are Pot Luck please bring a simple dish to share.
Learn Corwin’s Bee Guardianship Methods.
This 2 day, in-depth workshop covers all of the basics toward getting started with bees. We with demonstrate the practical steps for setting up your hive, getting bees established in your hive and a though presentation of hive seasonal management.
Session 1 covers more than just the bee basics, which is a misnomer because there is nothing basic about the bees!
Corwin paints a fascinating picture of how bee genetics informs survivor behavior traits, how these traits make up the bees’ behavioral immune system and directly relate to survivability. In Session1 Corwin launches into the big picture of the bees as a super organism, why we teach bee keeping the way we do and why we designed the type of hives we use. We compare and contrast not only different hive styles generally used by the majority of bee keepers, but we also explore the various management practices which will clearly demonstrate how a natural Bee Guardian approach creates a sustainable habitat for the bees. Once we learn the bee basics, understand the individual types of bees in the colony, and can identify and discern the various combs and their uses in the nest, we will have the foundation to continue with Session 2.
Session 2 we go through step-by-step management practices during the seasons of the hive. We learn to “read” combs from different locations in the honey bee nest and assess their condition, their state of health and many other factors. Corwin demonstrates unique techniques for hive management, presents a “time lapse” perspective of how the honey bee nest is initially created, how it evolves over the first year and how it is sustained over the years through careful observation and applying specific management techniques using right timing.