Sat, Aug 10|
Holiday Lake - North of Oak Grove
Summer Beekeeping Workshop - Mites, SHB, and Treatment Options
Together (weather permitting) we'll inspect a dozen or so colonies, do mite washes, look for Small Hive Beetles (SHB), discuss control and treatment methods, including THERMAL, Oxalic Acid Sublimation, Apivar, and more. (Note: Oxalic Acid Sublimation may not be demonstrated due to related hazards.)
Time & Location
Aug 10, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Holiday Lake - North of Oak Grove, 8596 Gillespie Rd, Napoleon, MO 64074, USA
About the event
Note: This is a working, mini farm, with all of the hazards and dangers associated with such. Rough terrain, sharp corners, barbed wire, animals (including bees), etc. All participants should take appropriate precautions and care as BeeResQ and all associated entities, properties, owners, management, employees, and volunteers accept NO LIABILITY, and by entering the property and participating, you are accepting full risk and responsibility. There are gas stations at the I-70/Oak Grove exit, roughly 5 minutes from this location where restrooms can be used. No restrooms are available for this event.
1, Register and Pre-donate - no refunds. (There are many reasons for charging a minimum donation, and yes, additional donations can be given after the event if you are so inclined! :) But we want those that sign up, and take up some of the limited space in this event to show up, and we don't want others to be denied the opportunity to learn.) If you can't make it after you've registered and pre-donated, just know that your donation will be used for the betterment of bees and beekeeping. That's something anyway. :-) If we are rained out, and can't go through the apiary for some reason, I will still demonstrate techniques and equipment in the barn.
2. You must bring your own protective wear, including (at a minimum) a veil, long sleeves, and gloves, with a full suit recommended.
3. While you do NOT have to currently own bees, know that the information presented will assume that you DO have bees, or you HAVE had bees, and you want to know what to do to begin summer management, to increase colony survival over winter, etc. NEW beekeepers are welcome, as are those wanting to get started next year, but beginner questions will only be addressed at the conclusion of this program.
4. Come with an open mind, knowing that much of the information you may have encountered online etc. may be contradicted, and best practices and techniques will be discussed with a "no judgement" intent. That doesn't mean that someone's understanding and feelings won't get hurt. Just know that this is not ever the intent. :-)
Beekeeping Workshop - August
Beekeeping workshop, demonstrating mite wash, mite control options, small hive beetle and control options, and extended Q&A (Work will be done IN THE HIVES weather permitting, so you MUST provide your own appropriate protective wear and assume all liability, as indicated by your presence and participation at the event.$10.00