We are pleased to announce that all sessions of Stonewall Apiary's Beginner Beekeeping will be held at our new shop at 120 Inland Road, Versailles, CT. Our classes are geared toward helping the beginning beekeeper and are taught by Stuart Woronecki, Head Beekeeper at Stonewall Apiary. The classes will cover everything you need to be successful when keeping your own bees for the first time. Students in the class can order package bees and also order woodenware and other beekeeping tools, equipment, and clothing.
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).
2022 Class Dates
6:30pm - 9:00pm
January 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 (if needed)
6:30pm - 9:00pm
January 5, 12, 19, 26, and February 2 (if needed)
9:30am - 12:00pm
January 8, 15, 22, 29, and February 5 (if needed)
NOTE: We are at capacity for the Saturday session. We cannot add more in-person signups for this day at the moment. Only the virtual option is available at this time.
QUESTIONS? Contact Stonewall Apiary for more information. You can also call us at 860-964-3532.
REGISTRATION: To register, click the "Add to Cart" button.
STANDALONE OPTION: SIT IN ON ONE, TWO, OR THREE CLASSES OF YOUR CHOICE!
Interested in a refresher for one, two, or even three of our classes? Now you can purchase a standalone option! It's an excellent option for the second-year (or longer) beekeeper looking to update their knowledge! Choose how many classes you want to sit in on and then just let us know which ones. It's easy!
PRICE: $12.00 per class before December 1, 2021. $18 per class afterwards.