Beekeeper training program participants work under the supervision of our beekeeper, Mark Gingrich of Gingrich Apiaries. Over two years, participants will learn all aspects of keeping bees. At the end of year one, each participant will have the option of receiving a bee colony to be moved to his/her home property. During the second year, participants will benefit from repetition of some aspects of the program, learn more advanced techniques and troubleshooting while managing their own hive at home.
The schedule and content for the 2019 program is as follows:
|Wednesday, January 23, 2019||6:00 PM -7:30 PM||Meet / Greet / Program Overview|
|Wednesday, February 20, 2019||6:00 PM -7:30 PM||Honeybee Anatomy|
|Wednesday, March 20, 2019||6:00 PM -7:30 PM||Parts of the Hive / Beekeeping Methodology|
|Saturday, April 20, 2019||1:00 PM – 3:00 PM||Open Hive Inspection|
|Saturday, May 18, 2019||1:00 PM – 3:00 PM||Open Hive Inspection|
|Wednesday, June 05, 2019||6:00 PM -7:30 PM||Open Hive Inspection|
|Wednesday, July 10, 2019||6:00 PM -7:30 PM||Open Hive Inspection|
|No August Meeting||———-||Off|
|Wednesday, September 04, 2019||6:00 PM -7:30 PM||Open Hive Inspection – Fall Preparation|
|Saturday, October 12, 2019||7:30 AM||Take Bees Home|
Complete our online application here:
2019 Beekeeping Training Program Application
Susan Wolfe, our very first Beekeeper in our Incubator Beekeeper Program, works with Mark to check on the bees.