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Beekeeping Classes

This event requires registration, see below

when:
  • Tue, Nov 12, 2019 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
  • Tue, Nov 19, 2019 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
  • more dates
  • Tue, Nov 26, 2019 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
  • Mon, Mar 16, 2020 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
  • Mon, Mar 23, 2020 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
  • Mon, Mar 30, 2020 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
where:
American Legion Hall
15 Montauk Highway, Amagansett, NY
Amagansett
details:
It’s time for Bee School! Beginning and intermediate beekeeping classes for everyone (ages 13+) who wants to learn about honey bees and how to keep them! The beginner classes will be held on November 12, 19, and 26, and the intermediate classes will be held on March 16, 23, and 30. They will run from 630-9PM and will be held at the American Legion Hall at 15 Montauk Highway in Amagansett. The fee is $100 for each series of classes. A 50% deposit will secure your spot, with the balance due on the first night of class. If we don’t have enough interest in the beginners class, I may move the intermediate series to November, so please keep that in mind. We will run the classes with 10 or more students, with a limit of 35. Teenagers ages 13-19 are half price! For the classes, I provide pdf text books and other online resources. There are suggested texts you can purchase on your own as well. Yes, there will be homework and assignments, but you won’t bee in trouble if you don’t do the work! I also plan to offer a workshop, “Value Added Products from the Hive for Health and Wealth”. Stay tuned for details! In the classes, you will learn about honey bees and how to care for them, all the different beekeeping equipment, and so much more! Some of the topics we will cover include: a brief history of beekeeping; current events /research/ and innovations in beekeeping; the "Good Neighbor Policy"; the biology and life cycle of the honeybee; castes of bees and their roles in the colony, what to look for when examining a hive; when, what, and why to feed; equipment options; how to obtain bees; status of the colony; seasonal management; swarm control; splits; requeening a colony; and management of diseases and pests of honeybees. We will discuss products of the hive, capturing swarms and doing cutouts, beekeeping organizations and conferences, and other topics as per class interest. Also, I'm hosting a screening of the film The Pollinators ‪on Wednesday, November 6.‬ Please consider attending; it will be a fun and informative evening, starting with an intro and audience participation game! All students who attend the screening will get a special prize! The link to buy tickets to the show is listed as another event on this website. So who am I? Here is some information about me and my work with honey bees. * Certified Master Beekeeper, accredited through the Eastern Apiculture Society of North America. * Owner/operator of Bonac Bees, a full service apiculture company based in East Hampton, New York. * Manage over 100 honey bee colonies. * Presents classes, lectures, and demonstrations on apiculture and apitherapy. * Mentors beekeepers of all levels. * Chair of EAS Auctions Committee, 2019 EAS Conference and trade Show * Presented original research at Apimondia 2019, the World Conference on Beekeeping in Montreal, Canada. * Presenting a workshop on beekeeping and Apitherapy methods and marketing in January 2020 at the American Beekeeping Federation's annual conference and trade show. * Editor, the Journal of the American Apitherapy Society, Inc. * Attendee at numerous Apitherapy Conferences and certificate coursework in Apitherapy. * Master’s degree in Marine Conservation and Policy.Stony Brook University * Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies.Stony Brook University * PADI Certified Rescue Diver. * Member: The Long Island Beekeepers Club; Eastern Apiculture Society of North America; The American Apitherapy Society; The American Beekeepers Federation(also on ABF Education Committee.) If you’d like to sign up for the classes, please email me ASAP. If I don’t get ten students for the November series in the next 2 weeks the class will not run. Please feel free to call, text, or email with any questions or concerns about these classes or any other beelated stuff. Get it? (Beelated?) Debbie@bonacbees.com 631-377-1943
contact information:
Deb Klughers
debklughers@gmail.com
(631) 377-1943
http://BonacBees.com
Price: 100
registration information:
Registration: Fri, Sep 27, 2019 to Tue, Nov 12, 2019
Contact: Deborah Klughers
Email: DEBBIE@BONACBEES.COM
Phone: 6313771943
URL: http://BonacBees.com

Three classes cost $100. Teenagers ages 13-19 years old are half price! Reserve your spot with 50% deposit. ($50 for adults, %25 for teens.)Balance is due on the first night of class. (Full refund with 14 days notice.) Make check or money order payable to: Bonac Bees and mail to: PO BOX 2467 Amagansett, NY 11930. Please email Debbie@BonacBees.com to be added to class.