Monday, February 17, 2014

Order Your Equipment and Honeybees Now!

To order equipment and/or honeybees I recommend first checking with Steve Victors in Big Lake, Alaska as you can save a considerable amount of money on shipping.
To order, go to:

Steve and Donna Victors:

This year we have a beekeeping student who has offered to pick up the equipment and transport it to Fairbanks for a nominal gas fee. Our beekeeping club has done this in the past and we've saved hundreds of dollars doing so. Sierra Runnels 907-978-9752

Friday, February 7, 2014

Beekeeping Classes with Science-Based Art

Science-Based Art
Instructor: Dawn Cogan
Cost: $150 per family

Sat. 2/15/14 & 2/22/14 (4 hrs. each Sat. for a total of 8 hrs.) Monroe Catholic School 1-5PM

• What is beekeeping? How much honey will I get? How much will this all cost me?
• Equipment necessary to keep bees in Alaska
• Biology and races of honeybees
• Members of the hive and their duties
• Where can I get bee equipment? Should I get new, used or build my own?
• Getting equipment ready for arrival of bees.
• Insulation, feeding bees properly
• What to do when the bees arrive
• Is my queen marked? (queen marking tool)
• Management of honeybee colonies in Alaska, the beekeepers calendar
• Running 2-Queen Hives
• Swarming and how to prevent it
• Honeybee diseases
• Extracting your Alaska honey
• What to do at the end of the season/Wintering Over
• Storing your equipment
• Beeswax candle making