In 2018, Stonewall Apiary is presenting Beginner Beekeeping classes in Coventry, Connecticut and at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center in Mystic, Connecticut. The classes are geared toward helping the beginning beekeeper. Taught by beekeeper Stuart Woronecki of Stonewall Apiary, the classes will cover everything you need to be successful when keeping your own bees. Students in the class can order package bees and also participate in a group order of woodenware and other beekeeping equipment.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE & TOPICS
Class 1: Getting started. Equipment basics: woodenware, frames, tools, protective clothing; ordering and assembling equipment.
Class 2: The honeybee. The queen, workers, and drones; changes throughout the season; the brood cycle.
Class 3: Pests and diseases. Mice, wax moths, small hive beetles, foulbrood, chalkbrood, nosema, tracheal mites, varroa destructor, CCD; integrated pest management.
Class 4: Odds and ends. Wrap-up of unfinished topics; pollinator-friendly plantings; honey harvest and processing (if time).
Class 5: Make-up date. Reserved in case of prior cancellation due to inclement weather.
Coventry, CT - In partnership with the Coventry Farmers' Market at Hale Homestead
2018 DATES: January 10, 17, 24, 31 (February 7 reserved for make-up date)
TIME: Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Patriot's Park Community Center 120 Lake Street, Coventry, CT
QUESTIONS? Contact Stonewall Apiary for more information. You can also call us at 860-334-2245.
PRICE: $110 (does not include book) / $120 (includes book, a $24.99 value)
REGISTRATION: To register for the Coventry class, select an option below and click the "Add to Cart" button.
Mystic, CT - In partnership with the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center
TIME: Mondays, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
2018 DATES: January 8, January 15, January 22, January 29 (February 5 reserved for make-up date)
TIME: Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
2018 DATES: January 6, January 13, January 20, January 27 (February 3 reserved for make-up date)
QUESTIONS? Call the DPNC at (860) 536-1216 or Contact Stonewall Apiary for more information about either of the classes above. You can also call us at 860-334-2245.