NOTICE: Continuing Ed is open and waiting to hear from you. All staff are working remotely until January 11 and our physical office at 540 Arapeen is closed, but please give us a call at 801.581.6461 if you need immediate assistance.
Healthy, happy, easy-to-maintain honey bees not only reward their keepers with delicious honey, they provide a wonderful pollination service to neighborhood gardens. Learn how to select, house, and manage these beneficial insects as we look at hive components, costs, assembly, and location; use of a smoker; what to wear when working with bees; when to purchase bees and from whom; how to install bees into the hive; and how to keep your bees healthy. Along the way we'll discuss bee anatomy and social structure, and provide you with a month-by-month schedule of bee keeping activities. There is a field trip to the instructor's apiary which will include a discussion and demonstrations.
This is an online class. Students will meet outdoors on April 10 at the instructor's apiary. Participants are required to wear a mask and keep 6 feet of physical distance between each other. Special fee is for a book. You will receive instructions on how to pick it up from our office (540 Arapeen Drive, SLC, UT 84108).