What you will learn, in addition to having fun,: how to get started, calendar of events, where to establish an apiary, purchasing bees & installing package bees, purchasing beekeeping equipment, entering the hive, protection and treatment of stings, bee biology, parasites, pests and diseases, bee genetics (vsh), understanding the honeybee, colony population and growth, beehive tools, constructing hives and frames, installing foundation, nectar flows, plants and pollination, honey production and products, wax products, propolis, extraction of honey supers, nucleus hive advantages, feeding package bees, dirths, swarm management, requeening, fall and winter management, feeding your bees for fall, after your first year now what?, join a bee club, test and evaluation.
We will schedule an onsite hive demonstration. TBA
For more info. on the class go here: http://shelbybees.org/?page_id=93
First SCBA Meeting January 2, 2014 7:00pm
SCBA meets the First Thursday Each Month
Senior Center, 708 County Rd 36,
Chelsea, Alabama 35043
SCBA Master Beekeeper George Baldwin will be speaking to us about “Pests Inside the Hive”. This presentation will be the same one he will be presenting in Feb. at the Auburn Beekeepers Symposium.
The spectacular documentary movie “More Than Honey” will be showing at our Nov. 7 Monthly Meeting starting around 7pm. Join us for our last meeting in 2013. Our 2014 meetings resume Jan. 2, 2014. Trailer for the Movie: http://youtu.be/2NT05qEJxUk
Recently, at the Alabama Beekeeper’s Convention, Montgomery, Alabama, Margie Robertson successfully completed the Alabama Master Beekeeper’s Exam. She is now one of 10 in the state and 4 in Shelby County. The Master Beekeeper Program is the first ever in the state.
Atalla, Alabama -David Kelton
Spring Hive Splits
A Beginner Beekeepers testimony.
Our own Shelby Countian has a love for bees.