Sunday, January 29, 2017

Spring 2017 Beekeeping Class in Fairbanks, Alaska

Beginning and Intermediate Beekeeping with Dawn Cogan

Science-Based Art
Instructor: Dawn Cogan 
To register, email Dawn at or call Dawn at (907)460-6050.

Cost: $150 per family

Sat. 2/11/17 1-5 PM & Sun. 2/12/17 2-6 PM (4 hrs. each day for a total of 8 hrs.) Monroe Catholic School (
615 Monroe St., FairbanksAK 99701)• 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 the arrival of bees

  • Hands-on Project: Construct a beehive in class
• 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

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