Join us to learn about options for acquiring bees and what to look for when inspecting your own hives.
Time: April 20, 2019, 2:00PM-4:00PM
Location: Homeward Bound of Marin, 1385 N. Hamilton Parkway, Novato, CA 94949
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We will discuss several options for acquiring your bees and the pros and cons of each. Learn about the queen breeding industry, package bees, swarm catching and cut-outs. Get tips on how best to install the new bees into your hive, how to introduce a queen to an unrelated hive, how to requeen a failing queen, and suggestions to give your new bees a healthy start. Learn what to look for when inspecting your own hives. Learn how to tell when your bees can handle a honey harvest and when you need to feed them. Learn how to tell if your bees are planning to swarm or if they are trying to replace a failing queen. You can start reading your hive before you even light a smoker and open the lid. We will share ways to assess your hive inside and out.