ADVANCED BEEKEEPING !
Advanced Beekeeping Workshop
Total time for event is approximately 4 hours :
1) one hour class and equipment observation,
2) one hour for lunch and tastings,
3)Two hours of working amongst 20+ full beehives, and nucs with our teachers.
Participant will be required to bring their own pair of garden gloves and must sign a waiver. Long sleeve shirts and pants are required as well. We will be working amongst 20-30 beehives in the beeyard !!
Key lessons will include: 1) how to open hive, 2) how to check that the queen is laying properly, 3) how to observe the inner workings of the colony to determine if hive is in need of any assistance. Participants will also be exposed to how to pull frames of honey, and to view the uncapping and honey extraction equipment.
After a short review of advanced beekeeping and lunch, participants will then be able to sample a variety of wines and honeys (including : Black Sage, Orange Blossom, Blackberry, Wildflower, Alfalfa, Clover and Buckwheat varietals).
Apiary Location will be :
El Sol Winery
8626 Lupin Way
LUNCH WILL BEE PROVIDED !
HONEY & WINE SAMPLING
$80 per person
SCHEDULE OF WORKSHOPS
(all workshops are subject to weather, watch here for any cancellations)
Saturday, May12 : 10AM
A maximum of 20 students per workshops, so book as early as possible to get a guaranteed spot.