September 4, 2012
Fall Management Techniques
October 2, 2012
Dealing With Bears
How to Extract Honey using a Honey Extractor Are you new to beekeeping and wonder how to extract honey? Karen Kimball of Brown’s Bee Farm (http://www.brownsbeefarm.com/) will demonstrate. She will also discuss the merits of various kinds of uncapping knives.
How to Wire Frames Have you wondered how to wire your own frames and what is the benefit of wiring frames versus using pins? Keith Kettlehut will demonstrate .
March 5, 2013: The Ergonomics and Physiology of Beekeeping and How to Avoid Injury
Is your back aching after beekeeping? Do you wonder what you are doing to your body and how you might do things differently to help alleviate these problems? Greg Larochelle of Memic will discuss the ergonomics & physiology of beekeeping and how to avoid injuries. Greg’s bio: http://www.memic.com/SAFETYACADEMY/SafetyConsultants/GregLaRochelle/tabid/318/Default.aspx. Bee kind to your back!
April 2, 2013: Spring Management, Splits and Nucs
Peter Richardson, Master Beekeeper, will discuss spring management and the benefits of making splits and nucs.
May 7, 2013: 2 Presentations!
Alexander Jones will discuss the use of technology to monitor bee health.
David Homa and Gretchen Voight of Post Carbon Designs and Resillient Roots will discuss regenerative, self regulating, bee friendly landscapes using Permaculture design principles.
-Soil building using no till method
-Pollen/nectar sources throughout the seasons
-Polycultures and food forest gardening
-Stacking plant functions
-Pest deterrents and beneficial plantings for our hives