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We have kept two hives in our orchard and garden for years. They are great pollinators! We will use them for teaching two courses in Summer 2018 — Small Group Hive Inspection and Private Bee Hive Tour. Questions about bee keeping programs should be directed to

Small Group Hive Inspection Course

Hands-on, monthly focus as follows:

1.    May: Thorough inspection and documentation

2.    June: Perform a mite count and manage mites

3.    July: De-supering and extraction preparation

4.    August: Feeding, wrapping, winter preparation 

Cap: 3-4 students

Class meeting times: Weather dependent. Saturdays, 12 noon – 1:30 p.m.

Price: $50/4 sessions

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Private Bee Hive Tour

This course is designed for non-beekeepers during June and July 2018. Are you bee-curious or want to overcome bee-fear? Hold one bee or hold hundreds of bees under the careful guidance of an experienced beekeeper. Jacket or veil and gloves will be provided. Photos from the experience will be included.

Cap: 2 adults

Meeting time: By appointment only. Send an email after signing up to arrange a time:

Price: $30/1 hour

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