Seminar

Beekeeping Events This Summer @ Penn State

Upcoming Events and Seminars

June 2013

Penn State Queen Rearing Workshop When: June 8, 2013 to June 9, 2013 Where: Penn State campus, University Park, PA

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and PRACTICE multiple methods for queen rearing (including grafting), as well as techniques for assessing parasite (Varroa and Nosema) loads in colonies and evaluating hygienic behavior. Several types of honey bee stocks will be available for grafting, and local participants can take the queen cells resulting from their grafting exercises back to their apiaries.

August 2013

2013 International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy When: August 14, 2013 to August 17, 2013 Where: Penn State campus, University Park, PA

The Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State will be hosting the second International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy.

 

Want to become a beekeeper?

Want to learn about honey bees?

The Howard County Beekeepers Association is offering a one day beekeeping seminar.

2013 HCBA Fall Seminar Syllabus

 

10:00-10:30     Registration  

10:30-10:45     Welcome to the Short Course

10:45-11:15     Introduction to Beekeeping           

  • Why keep bees?
  • Where can I keep bees?
  • Why should I keep bees?

11:15-12:15     Biology and Colony Activities

  • Biology of the Hive
  • Hive Members
  • Colony Activities

12:15 - 1:00     Beekeeping Equipment

  • Hive Components
  • Tools

1:00 - 2:00       Lunch

  • Subway Subs or Bring your own
  • Feel free to leave & come back        

2:00 - 2:30       Obtaining & Installing Bees

  • Where to get bees
  • Installing bees

2:30 - 3:00       Working Bees

  • Lighting the smoker
  • Opening the hive
  • What a healthy colony looks like
  • What an unhealthy colony looks like

3:00 - 3:30       Products of the Hive

  • What do we get out of a colony (honey, wax, propolis, other)
  • Harvesting liquid honey
  • Brief overview of comb honey 
  • Wax related products (cosmetics,  candles, etc)

3:30 -4:00        Questions & Answers

 

  • Products of the hive

 

Date:
October 13, 2012
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Place: The New Robinson Nature Center

Fee: $15 for early bird registration (Post marked on or before 9/30/2012).  If post marked after 9/30/201, the registration fee is $20 (Note: registrants must complete the registration form and send it via mail or email.

If registering by mail, Please complete the registration (PDF), then mail your registration form and payment to:

HCBA Secretary
5340 Landing Rd.
Elkridge, MD 21075

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HCBA also holds a "Learn How to keep Honey Bees" Short Course that begins in February.  Please check back for more information.

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