Summer is here - do your bees have enough to eat?
This course covers the common stressors for your bees - food, water, heat, and pests, and how to mitigate them. The best way to protect is to identify problems early - that's why the focus of these sessions will continue to be on identifying and mitigating common honeybee maladies Varroa, and other pests.
Gilroy Beekeepers Association (GBA) has been supporting local hobby beekeepers and bringing those curious about bees together for over 20 years. Our members range from experienced beekeepers to complete newbies. Members benefit from regular meetings, access to great speakers and training opportunities like this one - the ideal combination for learning and sharing about beekeeping.
The Reducing Stress On Your Hives is two sessions: a Zoom class Wednesday evening, July 27th at 7PM, and a hands-on field class on Sat, July 30 from 8-10AM.
Wednesday evening Zoom, July 27 at 7PM
Saturday morning, July 30 at 8AM
Location: Location to be announced
GBA Member Instructors: Master Beekeepers Sara Cutrignelli (UC Davis) and Arthur Kubogamell (Cornell)
Cost per person: $80.00, or $280 for the 4 class series
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Wednesday, July 27th at 7PM
- Common stresses
- Nutritional Stress
- How to provide food
- Ants and other pests
- Heat stress
- Hive inspections
- Mite Counts
At the field location at 8 am
Saturday, July 30
Here's your chance to get together with experienced beekeeper mentors:
- How to do a hive inspection
- How to feed syrup and sugar
- How to feed pollen patties
- Mite counts
- Controlling other pests
Note: each participant is expected to bring personal protective equipment (PPE) including veil, jacket, gloves and boots. PPE is available at these establishments: