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MCBA Beginning Beekeepers Short Course

The Beginning Beekeepers Short Course Spring Classes will be held January 30th, February 1st, 6th, 13th and 15th from 6:30 p.m to 9:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Municipal Building in Kingmont.  A hands-on workshop will the held on Saturday, February 10th at 10:00 a.m.

Registration form is available on this website under the Beginning Beekeepers Short Course button.  Or contact Amy Kaiser at 304-368-0609.


1. Equipment

A. Getting Started – Louisa Householder    
     Choosing a location, Packages vs. Nucs, Suppliers, When to Order, Local vs. Out-of-State     (Chapter 4)
B. Personal Equipment and Components of a Hive (Chapter 3) – Barry & Lisa Kniceley
     Bee veil, Gloves, Smoker, Hive tool, Optional items, etc., Hive Body, Supers, Frames,              Foundation, Queen Excluders, etc., Importance of “Bee Space” (1/4”- 3/8”)  

Earlier Event: January 27
Honey Bee Expo - Parkersburg, WV
Later Event: February 1
MCBA Beginning Beekeepers Short Course