Beekeeping is centuries old profession that is a surprisingly accessible hobby as well. Honeybees are necessary pollinators of some of our favorite of plants and produce highly valued products like honey. Hives in urban areas can be some of the most productive. In this 4-part on-line interactive Zoom lecture series, learn how to set up your own beehive with Dr. Dan McDevit, a professor of biology of the University of Delaware. The 4-evening interactive beekeeping sessions, which you participate in real-time, will be run live from urban hives. Note: After registration, you will receive closer to the dates Zoom meeting invitations for the lectures.
Agenda Wednesdays 5:30pm to 7:00pm
May 20: Learn about honey bee biology. You have to know the bee to keep the bee.
May 27: Equipment and basic beekeeping skills. What you need to get started in beekeeping, and the skills to do it right.
June 3: General colony inspections. Inside the hive - know what you are looking at and what it means.
June 10: Getting bees. Delve deeper into keeping a happy hive, including safely dealing with pests.
The Backyard Beekeeper: https://www.amazon.com/Backyard-Beekeeper-4th-Absolute-Beginners/dp/1631593323
The Beekeeper’s Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/Beekeepers-Handbook-Diana-Sammataro/dp/0801476941