— The Greater Grand Lake Beekeepers Association will offer a beginning
beekeeping class on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the
Richardson Bretz Memorial Building in Celina.
Topics will include:
“Honey Bees and the Products From Their Hives,” “Equipment Every
Beekeeper Needs,” “Assembling Your Frames,” “Basic Biology and
Nutrition,” “Management of New Colonies in All Seasons, “Diseases and
Pests of Honey Bees,” “Varroa Mite Integrated Pest Management,” “An
opportunity to Network with Fellow Beekeepers.”
Dwight Wells, an
OSBA Master Beekeeper instructor, will be this year’s presenter. Wells
is the current president of the West Central Ohio Beekeepers Association
(WCOBA) and a founding member of the Heartland Honeybee Breeders
Cooperative (HHBBC). His passions include promoting sustainable
beekeeping, mentoring and educating beekeepers.
Coffee and doughnuts will be provided.
is $40 which includes the book “Bee Essentials” by Dr. Larry Connors, a
one-year membership to Greater Grand Lake Beekeepers Association
(GGLBA), a one-year membership to the Ohio State Beekeepers Association
(OSBA) and various literature and catalogues. Cost at the door (based on
availability) will be $45.
Registration will be limited to the
first 30 people to register. Preregistration deadline is Jan. 27. Make
checks payable to Greater Grand Lake Beekeepers Association and send to:
Greater Grand Lake Beekeepers Association, C/OMark Watercutter, Attn:
Beekeeping Class, 1980 Fleetfoot Road, St. Henry, OH 45883.
Call Mike Doseck: 419-394-4215 for directions or questions.