March 4 3-7 pm OR March 21 5-9 pm
$75 per person
PAST CLASSES & CLASSES TO BE SCHEDULED :
This class will offer a whirlwind of information from hive placement to season-long management. In addition to the lecture portion, the fee for this class includes a 2 hour Hands-on in the Hive session (dates below) when the weather begins to warm in the spring. The new beekeeper will find this invaluable in gaining comfort and confidence around a hive.
O V E R W I N T E R I N G
$45 per person
Have you had a great season with productive hives only to find your bees dead by mid-winter? The last thing folks think of in the August heat is winter but it is most definitely the time to begin preparing your bees. The information you gain from this class (if applied!!!) will help you lose less hives! We will discuss in detail how to evaluate and deal with pests and disease, poor or failing queens, winter stores and feeding. Timing is critical for successful wintering and that time is now! This course is open to beginner to advanced beekeepers.
H A N D S - O N I N T H E H I V E S E S S I O N
This is included with the Beginner Beekeeping Class, but can also be taken separately for $35.
Take this two-hour hands-on course to gain familiarity with hive inspections! This course proves invaluable for new beekeepers, or seasoned beekeepers who want to learn tips & tricks for successful inspections. Learn how to recognize pollen, nectar, and brood; how to minimize risk in hive inspections; and pests and diseases to keep an eye on.
Please keep in mind that these workshops cannot happen unless weather permits - we will be in touch in case of postponing!
S U G A R R O L L D E M O
FREE offering with Lewis Cauble, our State Bee Inspector
Monitoring your hives for varroa and other pests is essential to support your hives through the year. Stay on top of your mite count with this simple test to check your infestation levels. NC state bee inspector Lewis Cauble will come demonstrate the dos and don'ts of sugar rolls!
Want to know more? Read on about the method and options for treatment at the Honeybee Health Coalition.
This offering is held at Honey and the Hive, 23 Merrimon Ave, Weaverville, NC.
CANDLE MAKING CLASS
Learn to make your own candles with natural beeswax and take home your very own candle! This course will be taught by Emily Carswell of Beelite Candles in Morganton, NC.
MEAD MAKING WORKSHOP
Join Amber Shehan from Pixie's Pocket as she guides you through the steps it takes to start a small batch of mead, how to know when it is ready to bottle, and the bottling process. This demonstration is great for anyone interested in learning to brew mead
$25 per person
Join our knowledgeable honey staff to learn how to make your own infused honey at home. This class will include a honey tasting of the varied honeys we carry in the store. You'll be able to take home your very own infusion! (Class size will be limited so sign up early to ensure that you get a spot)
Advanced payment is required to reserve your spot as classes always fill up fast. Make sure to check your calendar as class fees are non-refundable if you fail to attend.
Email: [email protected], call: 828-484-9466, or drop by the store to reserve your spot.