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Beginning Beekeeper’s Mentor Bundle

Beginning Beekeeper’s Mentor Bundle

This “bundle” includes a nucleus hive, and lessons from our Veteran Beekeeper. These lessons will extensively cover the issues you need to know as a beginning beekeeper. Classes will be held outdoors and consistent with current CDC guidelines at the time of the event: When you come to pick up your bees, you’ll be given a 3 hour in-person lesson on how to: -Set up your hive for success, -Transport your new colony - Introducing your colony to your new hive at home -Feeding tips - Tracking your hive health with the same “hive inspection template” that we use to keep our hives healthy -What to expect during your first season beekeeping using our "monthly beekeeping calendar.” -How to identify your queen, worker and drone bees. -Identification of common hive pests, and what to do about them. -How/when to prepare for the honey flow! -Where to buy beekeeping equipment, food, etc. . . This Class & Colony pick-up will take place on the same date at Deer Lake Orchard, near Buffalo Minnesota. During the last week of July you will be invited to a 2 hour zoom conference in which we will show you how to: -How/if your honey is ready to be “pulled” from your hive -How to extract your honey -Store your honey harvest - Conduct mid-season mite/pest control, -Options for preparing your hives for a successful fall. Bare Honey offers extraction/bottling services for your honey, saving you the time & money spent on expensive extraction equipment (please email us for more information) During the first week of September this 2 hour class will be held both virtually & on-site near Monticello, Minnesota. We will provide instruction on how to: -Prepare your hive for overwintering in Minnesota, or sending your hive with us to our Florida overwintering yard. -How to determine if your hive is healthy enough to survive the Minnesota Winter -Common overwintering issues in Minnesota -Determining Hive health during the winter -Splitting your hives for overwintering in Nuc boxes.

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