Our beekeeper program participants work under the supervision of our beekeeper, Mark Gingrich of Gingrich Apiaries. Through the course of the two year program, the Incubator Beekeeper will work side by side with Mark and other incubator beekeepers to learn all aspects of keeping bees. At the end of year one, the participant will have the option of receiving a bee colony to be moved to his/her home property. During the second year, the Incubator Beekeeper will continue to learn the beekeeping process as well as assist with mentoring the following year’s incoming incubator beekeeper(s).
The schedule and content for the 2018 program is as follows:
|Wednesday, January 24, 2018||6:00 PM -7:30 PM||Meet / Greet / Program Overview|
|Wednesday, February 21, 2018||6:00 PM -7:30 PM||Honeybee Anatomy|
|Wednesday, March 21, 2018||6:00 PM -7:30 PM||Parts of the Hive / Beekeeping Methodology|
|Saturday, April 21, 2018||1:00 PM – 3:00 PM||Open Hive Inspection|
|Saturday, May 19, 2018||1:00 PM – 3:00 PM||Open Hive Inspection|
|Wednesday, June 06, 2018||6:00 PM -7:30 PM||Open Hive Inspection|
|Wednesday, July 11, 2018||6:00 PM -7:30 PM||Open Hive Inspection|
|No August Meeting||———-||Off|
|Wednesday, September 05, 2018||6:00 PM -7:30 PM||Open Hive Inspection – Fall Preparation|
|Saturday, October 13, 2018||7:30 AM||Take Bees Home|
Download our application here:
2018 Incubator Beekeeping Application
Susan Wolfe, our very first Beekeeper in our Incubator Beekeeper Program, works with Mark to check on the bees.