Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Beehives should be inspected every week or two.This course will guide participants through a basic hive check.Topics covered will include monitoring hives throughout the seasons; finding eggs, larvae, and queens; record keeping; and checking for mites and other signs of diseases. A hands-on demo of a hive check will take place, weather permitting. Participants are advised to bring their own veil or other protective equipment.
Richard Clapper is the President of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association and manages 30 hives at several locations in the Berkshires. He has given many educational talks and beekeeping demonstrations, serves as a mentor to new beekeepers, and enjoys teaching and sharing information in both group and individual formats about bees and beekeeping.
Advance registration is highly recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome, space permitting.
Withdrawals: To withdraw your registration from a class, please contact us as soon as possible so we can make your space available to others. If you give us at least 7 days’ notice prior to the event, we will refund you less an administrative fee equaling 25% of the program cost.
Please note: we cannot offer refunds for withdrawals less than 7 days before a class.