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Beginner Beekeepers' Class #1

  • 20 Feb 2024
  • 6:00 PM
  • Montgomery County 4-H Center

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Class #1

  • Welcome to Beekeeping - Sign-in and introductions
  • Why be a beekeeper
  • Considerations before starting
  • Choosing a site for your apiary
  • Hive components
  • Inside the hive - frames and foundation
  • Optional hive pieces
  • One hive or two
  • What to consider when buying
  • Protecting the woodenware
  • Protective clothing and tools
  • Purchasing bees - packages and nucs
  • The bees
  • How the colony works
  • Basic bee anatomy
  • Social structure of the colony

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Serving Montgomery, Bucks and surrounding counties in Pennsylvania, the MCBAPA is an association of hobbyist and professional beekeepers. Our mission is to provide education, hands-on training, support and fellowship in all aspects of beekeeping. Both experienced beekeepers and novices participate in our monthly meetings, field trips and social events.This is a good spot to place your secondary navigation gadget, like Navigation links, or Secondary menu.

Our meetings are held at:
Montgomery County 4-H Center
1015 Bridge Road (Route 113)
Skippack, PA 19426

General membership meetings are usually held the 4th Thursday of the month at 7 pm, but please check our calendar.

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