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Making Splits and Nucs-the Next Step Up in Beekeeping

A live, interactive, virtual course

Saturday April 3, 2021 9:00AM-3:30PM

Knowing how and when to make splits and nucs is critical for sustainable beekeeping.  If you can over-winter a colony of honey bees and want to optimize your success as a beekeeper, you need to understand how to successfully make splits and nucs. Why?

  • ·       To save money, time, and your hard work by reducing swarming 
  • ·       To make up for winter losses; to create a spare colony for when it’s needed
  • ·       To hold onto your extra special queen
  • ·       To have a queen on hand if you accidentally crush the one you love
  • ·       To use swarm cells to your advantage
  • ·       To improve your apiary with queen cells grafted from select genetic stock

The six-and-a-half-hour schedule includes a half hour break for lunch, giving six hours of instruction time.  Participants will receive a zoom link, meeting ID, etc. upon payment of the $30 course fee via PayPal. The logon link received after payment is for use by one device only; logins from a second device will not be admitted to the zoom classroom.

To register, go to https://vincemasterbeekeeper.com/courses/

This course is not being run by MCBA. All inquiries should be directed to Vince Aloyo directly. 



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.

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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