Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Beekeeping News Hot off the Hive!!!

Of all my beginning beekeeping students this year, student Ginny Kinne gets my congratulations!! She checked her bees every 10-12 days, had no swarms and her hive is full to the brim with fireweed honey. She started with mostly or all bare

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

New Classes Starting Soon!!

Science-Based and Literature-Based Art classes will begin the week of August 22nd. Science-Based Art Classes designed for students in 4th through 12th grades. They are each 2 hours in duration and cost $25.00. Literature-Based Art classes are designed for 1st through 3rd grades. This class is 1.5 hours once per week and cost $20.00. Each student is required to sign up for an entire semester - 15 lessons. Materials are included.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Fall Beekeeping Tips

The summer has really flown by!! I have been robbing my hives for the past week or so. It is a great year compared to last year, despite the rainy weather! This is the week to cage your queen(s) if you don't plan on wintering your bees over. It can be difficult to cage a queen. First find her.Then remove the cork on the queen cage. Gently try to coax her to climb into the box. She will not want to but keep cornering her and guiding her into the box without hurting her or smashing her. Once she is in the box, push the cork into the hole of the queen box and put a pc. of ductape over the cork being careful not to cover the screen. This will ensure she can still be fed by her workers. If you lost your cork, a wine cork can be carved to replace the original cork. Any questions can be asked by calling me at 374-8984.