"The bee is honored... not because she labors, but because she labors for others." -St. John Chrysostom

Modern Beekeeping
& The Ancient Honey Bee

A history & science course supporting New Hampshire’s farm and forest apiary resources. Keeping bees is not required but mentoring for 2023 is included for those who decide to.

SPRING 2023 - Live & Recorded lessons
6:30pm - 8pm ~ January 24 - May 18

SIGN UP NOW TO INSURE A SPOT

Instructor: Athena Contus, Certified Master Beekeeper

$150 for an individual / $225 couples or Free for DIPLOMA students:
~ counts as a history credit ~

Call Crystal Sawyer to register:
603 323-5100 - Check payable to: Carroll Academy send to: Carroll County Adult Education, 680 White Mountain Hwy Unit 10, Tamworth, NH 03886

PAY ONLINE HERE (+4% online payment option)

REGISTER HERE-PLEASE USE GOOGLE CHROME registration link will not work in Firefox.

Includes:

  • Hive Field Guide For Beekeepers
  • Book: Storey’s Guide To Keeping Honey Bees
  • Book: Honey Bee Biology & Beekeeping

(Supplied by CCAE - Please note: if you already have the books we cannot compensate you on the fee)

CALENDAR - subject to changes

Note: Zoom lesson & slide presentation will be available for viewing after each class but there will be no recordings of a live class or its participants without permission.

HISTORY - How we got here...

1/24 - Ancient Beekeeping

1/26 - Early American Beekeeping

1/31 - Bee Pollination Changes Farming

2/02 - Commercial Beekeeping in the U.S.

BIOLOGY & BEHAVIORS - Fascinating facts...

2/07 - Honey Bees - Ancient Marvels - Vocabulary

2/09 - Honey bee Queens & Drones

2/14 - The Humble Worker Bee - Biology

COMMUNICATION

2/16 - Primer & Releaser Pheromones

2/21 - Duties bind a family of bees - Behaviors

2/23 - Natural Defences of the Honey Bee

DISEASES & PREDATORS

2/28 - SCHOOL HOLIDAY - Recorded Zoom:

Hive Pests & Predators

3/02 - SCHOOL HOLIDAY - Recorded Zoom:

Brood Diseases: Nurseries in Peril

3/07 - Hive Inspections

3/09 - IPM for Honey Bees

MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS FOR NH

3/14 - What is a Beehive?

3/16 - Hive Locations & Honey Bee Nutrition

3/21 - Seasonal considerations - Getting Bees

3/23 - Honey Bees & Native Pollinators

EQUIPMENT BREAKDOWN

3/28 - Beehive Styles

3/30 - Langstroth & Moveable Frames

4/04 - Building A Beehive

4/06 - Choosing &/or Building Frames

4/11 - Tools of the Trade

APIARY MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

4/13 - Beekeeping Goals Shape Apiaries

4/18 - Seasonal Duties

4/20 - Biology's Impact on Management

MOVING FORWARD IN BEEKEEPING

4/25 - SCHOOL HOLIDAY - Recorded Zoom

Putting It All Together

4/27 - SCHOOL HOLIDAY - Recorded Zoom

Is Beekeeping For You?

5/02 - Natural Beekeeping Methods & History

Products of the Hive

5/04 - Honey Harvesting

5/09 - Beeswax & Propolis - Uses & Harvesting

5/11 - Selling Your Hive Products

Bee Clubs & Organizations

5/16 - Who's Who in New Hampshire Beekeeping

5/18 - LAST DAY Q & A - Live Zoom Event


 

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