In 2020, 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
2020 DATES (TENTATIVE): January 8, 15, 22, 29 (February 5 reserved for make-up date)
TIME: Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main Street, Coventry, CT 06238
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.
NEW FOR 2020: SIT IN ON ONE , TWO OR THREE CLASSES OF YOUR CHOICE!
Interested in a refresher for one or two of our classes? Now you can purchase a standalone option in our Coventry class. It's an excellent option for the second-year (or longer) beekeeper looking to update their knowledge!
Mystic, CT - In partnership with the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center
TIME: Mondays, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
2019 DATES: January 6, January 13, January 20, January 27 (February 3 reserved for make-up date)
TIME: Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
2019 DATES: January 4, January 11, January 18, January 25 (February 1 reserved for make-up date)
PRICE: $110 (book available for additional fee)
LOCATION: J. X. Barn, Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355
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.