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.