1 day workshop, 6 hours long. Starts at 9am. Breaks at noon for lunch, either bring your own or visit one of the restaurants in Three Points, resumes at 1pm until 4pm.
Price includes a one year membership to the Southern Arizona Beekeepers Association
4 dates available, limited to 6 persons per class. Class fee is $150. You can choose to pay the full amount or hold your space by choosing 1/2 down with remainder due at the class by clicking on the drop down tab below.
Working with Africanized Hives, Requeening, Making Splits, Spotting Failing Queens, Prevent Swarming, Fixing Laying Workers, Diseases & Pests: AFB, EFB, Chalk Brood, PMS more on mites!
Beekeeping 101 class or equivalent experience required prior to Advanced workshop. Class starts at 9am and is held south of Three Points, AZ. Prepare for an all day experience, bring your lunch or visit one of the local restaurants midday.
Learn about feral bee winter habits, mites, feeding techniques including different feeders. Learn how to make your own protein supplement, and take a sample home to your hives. Open feeding and issues with robbing. Wax worms and comb storage and more! Workshop held from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Choose dates from drop down list.
Africanized Hybrid Hive Requeening / Rehabilitation Class
Have a European docile hive taken over by Africanized Hybrids? Catch a swarm and are over your head with an aggressive hive? Daughter of your queen mate with the wrong boys? Can't get a new queen to take in your highly defensive hive? This is the class for you. Discussing and HANDS-ON techniques used for the best requeening acceptance percentage. Learn about when to use push in cages, know when you have to split and learn how. BRING YOUR BEST SUIT! We will be going into a couple nasty hives I have saved just for you! We will prepare these hives for new queens. Then we will introduce queens into hives I previously prepared for queen acceptance. See and learn the whole requeening technique.
Beekeeping 101 class or equivalent experience required prior to AHB REQUEENING CLASS. Class starts at 9am and is held south of Three Points, AZ. Prepare for an all day experience, bring your lunch or visit one of the local restaurants midday.
We have a lecture designed for Garden groups, Community Gardens, Landscaping companies, Property Managers / Rentals, and Nature groups. This talk is designed specifically for Arizona. We live around feral hives. These hives have been found to be 98% Africanized Hybrid Honeybees. In this talk participants will learn:
1) European vs Africanized Bees 2) Importance of Bees 3) Luring bees to your garden 4) Preventing bees from establishing homes in unwanted places 5) Difference between Wasps and Honeybees 6) What to do (and not do) if you encounter a feral hive