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Three Bees Honey Shop

Basic Beekeeping Bootcamp

So you wanna be a 'keeper. Come join me and learn the basics you will need to know to get started.

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Basic Beekeeping Bootcamp
Basic Beekeeping Bootcamp

Time & Location

Mar 12, 2023, 12:00 PM – Mar 13, 2023, 7:30 PM

Three Bees Honey Shop, 217 S State St, Marengo, IL 60152, USA

About the event

Join Beekeeper Konni Vukelic to learn Beekeeping Basics you need to know to set up a beehive.

This is an informational course only. No live bees are part of this class.

In this class we will cover:

* Bee biology, lifespan, colony activities, information about bees and their jobs

* Types of hives, hive parts and components

* What you need, packages versus nucs

* Assessing your location, where and how to set up your hive

* Planting for bees, creating an ideal habitat

* Foraging habits, bee nutrition, colony health

* Pest management, some how when and why

* What are the rules for Illinois and your town

* Beekeeping tools, what you need and why

* A season of bees, what to expect in your first year

* Harvesting Honey

* What happenns after the harvest

* Some common first year mistakes and how to avoid them

* How you can turn your honey harvest into a sweet side hustle

* and more!

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