2018 Columbia Area Career Center -Columbia, MO

Basics of Beekeeping – Part 1                        $79

Designed and presented by an Apiary Specialist, this course is the first of two parts offered to help anyone interested in working with managed honey bee hives. The in-class instruction will provide students will a solid understanding of what is involved with keeping honey bees in Missouri.  The first session will cover the history of keeping honey bees, products of the hive, bee biology, equipment needed and selecting a location for your bees. (4 sessions, 2.5 hours each)

 

 

Offered through partnership with the Columbia Area Career Center Enrichment Program

W Feb 21 to Mar 14            5:30pm – 8:00pm               G335.18W

 

Register at: https://CACC.asapconected.com  under Garden and Agriculture

 

Basics of Beekeeping – Part 2                        $79

This course is the second of two parts offered to help anyone interested in working with managed honey bee hives. Building on the concepts discussed during part 1, we will take a closer look at honey bee pests, hive management schedules, plants that are nectar or pollen-rich and how to harvest and market your products. (4 sessions, 2.5 hours each)

 

 

Offered through partnership with the Columbia Area Career Center Enrichment Program

W Apr 4 - 25         5:30pm – 8:00pm                         G340.18W

 

Register at: https://CACC.asapconected.com    under Garden and Agriculture

 

Beekeeping Academy                                    $149

 

Students interested in participating in this course are highly encouraged to have completed a beginning beekeeping class before enrollment.  Students are expected to know and understand honey bee basics in biology, communication and behavior so the focus of this course is direct, first-year based, "sticky-hands" hive management.

 

Designed and presented by the Past President of the Missouri State Beekeepers Association, this pilot course is for those serious in keeping managed honey bees.  Mentor-led, hands-on sessions are available to help beekeepers experience what is needed to properly care for their bees in a temporary, centrally-located outdoor apiary nursery. Class meeting times can vary, depending on weather conditions.

 

Students will be instructed on how to introduce their newly purchased nuc into a Langstroth hive. Class will meet four to six more times during the Spring, Summer and Fall months. Hands-in-the-hive demonstrations will be performed to show how to inspect a hive, how to check and control pests, how to do a split, when to add supplemental feeding, how to introduce bees into a new hive, and how to properly move a hive.  Students will be encouraged to perform maintenance duties during class time and a mentor will be available to answer any questions.

 

During October, students will move their hives to their own private locations. Exact dates of hands-on meetings are to be determined and are dependent upon the weather so some flexibility may be involved. (4 to 6 sessions, 2-3 hours each, 12 hours total instruction time).   Hives, bees and safety equipment are not included in price and are required for maximum benefit and participation.

 

 

 

Offered through partnership with the Columbia Area Career Center Enrichment Program

W May 2                5:30pm – 8:00pm Orientation     G341.18W

Register at: https://CACC.asapconected.com    under Garden and Agriculture

 

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