• Beekeeping Spring Course Outline -2017

    Date: 2017.01.17 | Category: Announcement | Tags:

    The fee for this course is $100.  This covers classroom materials, text book, a one year membership in the CVBA and the six classes.  Instructors will guide participants to sources for tools, equipment, protective clothing and honeybees, none of which are included in the fee.  Immediate family members wishing to take the classes with a fully paid participant, can pay a $50 fee but materials are not included (share).  If someone wants to take just one or two classes, the fee is $25 each class. 

    To register for The Spring Beekeeping Class, please call Oxbow’s front desk at 706-507-8550 and ask to register for the Spring Beekeepers Program.  Payment can be accepted over the phone.

    Dates for the 2017 Spring Course:

    Class 1: February 25th, 2017

    3PM – 5PM at Oxbow Meadows Auditorium

    Registration, introductions and general discussion on honeybees and beekeeping, all designed to answer the question, “Is beekeeping right for me?”.  Distribution of textbook, catalogs and other materials.  Overview of equipment needed by participants and how to order.  Woodenware must be ordered soon after this meeting.


    Class 2: March 4th, 2017

    3PM – 5PM at Oxbow Meadows Auditorium

    Discussion of honeybees, types of bees, life cycle, hive locations.  Further discussions on the use of woodenware, protective clothing and other tools necessary for the beekeeper.


    Class 3: March 11th, 2017

    3PM – 5PM at Oxbow Meadows Auditorium and Garage area

    Hands on assembly of hive components.  Demonstrate and assist participants in the assembly of their equipment.


    Class 4: March 18th, 2017

    3PM – 5PM at Oxbow Meadows Auditorium and Beeyard

    How to don protective clothing.  Lighting a smoker.  Use of various tools.  Discussions on package installation and NUC installation.  Demonstration of an actual hive inspection.


    Class 5: March 25th, 2017

    3PM – 5PM at Oxbow Meadows Auditorium and Beeyard

    Hands on hive inspections by instructors and participants.  Overview of the extraction process.  Demonstration of the extraction equipment.  Discussion of next sessions events and what participants need to bring.


    Class 6: April 1st, 2017

    3PM – 5PM at Oxbow Meadows Garage area and Beeyard

    Final formal class.  Demonstrate the installation of a package of bees and the installation of a NUC with live bees if available and possible.  Assist participants with their installations.

    Beekeeping education is ongoing and we recommend joining the CVBA as we provide educational programs throughout the year.  Joining is easy.  You can view the membership application HERE.


    Insectival Honey Extraction at Oxbow Meadows –  free admission for those taking this class. 


    IMPORTANT NOTE: 

    The fee for this six-week course is $100.  This covers classroom materials, text book, a one year membership in the CVBA and the six classes.  Instructors will guide participants to sources for tools, equipment, protective clothing and honeybees, none of which are included in the fee.  Immediate family members wishing to take the classes with a fully paid participant, can pay a $50 fee but materials are not included (share).  If someone wants to take just one or two classes, the fee is $25 each class.