Basic Beekeeping Bootcamp at the Diettrich Farm
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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!