Two upcoming classes at 21 Acres will help you learn how to manage a hive; whether you’re new to beekeeping or as a usefulreview.
The two classes, as part of the 21 Acres School, are offered Saturdays, August 4 and September 15. Instructors, Gary Gibbons and Clare MacQueen, are officers and members of the Northwest District Beekeeping Association (NWDBA), and possess a wealth of knowledge and skills they are glad to share to help you get started.
• Harvesting Honey, Saturday, August 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In this combined outdoor and indoor class, students will learn how to harvest honey combs from the hives and then to extract honey from pre-harvested combs. The class wraps up with a taste of the final product — raw, natural honey. Fee is $35.
• Preparing the Hive for Winter, Saturday, September 15, 10 a.m. to noon. In the last class of the series, participants will learn how to prepare hives for the winter and the steps they should take during fall and winter months to provide their colonies with the greatest chance for survival. Fee is $25
For more information or to register and pay-on line visit http://21acres.org/school/beekeeping-series. Early registration is encouraged, class size is limited.