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Natural Beekeeping Workshop
May 19 @ 10:00 am - May 20 @ 3:00 pm UTC-6
Come Learn Natural Beekeeping! Join Corwin Bell of BackYardHive.com at the beautiful Sustainable Settings Biodynamic Ranch in Carbondale, CO
Everything you need to know to get started with bees and a hive in your backyard. Session 1 covers more than just the bee basics, which is a misnomer because there is nothing basic about the bees! The next day in Session 2 we teach step-by-step management practices during the seasons of the hive. We learn to “read” combs from different locations in the honey bee nest and assess their condition, their state of health and many other factors.
Corwin paints a fascinating picture of how bee genetics informs survivor behavior traits, how these traits make up the bees behavioral immune system and directly relate to survivability. In Session 1 Corwin launches into the big picture of the bees as a super organism, why we teach bee keeping the way we do and designed the type of hives we use. We compare and contrast not only different hive styles generally used by the majority of the bee keepers, but we also explore the various management practices, which will clearly demonstrate how a natural Bee Guardian approach creates a sustainable habitat for the bees. Once we have the bee basics, understand the individual types of bees in the colony, are able to identify and discern the various combs and their uses in the nest, we will have the foundation to continue with Session 2 curriculum. Join on us on Memorial Day Weekend for an adventure!