We’ve combined all our beginner beekeeper classes into a single hive management offering, with classes held 2 times per month during swarm season and once per month thereafter. We’ll conduct a hive inspection on one of the hives at the shop and cover seasonally relevant material and what you should be doing to manage your hives. We’ll discuss:
- Identification of eggs, open brood, and capped brood
- Brood patterns
- Finding the queen
- Honey and pollen stores
- When to add/remove boxes
- Flipping brood boxes
- Gaps in the brood nest
- Adding/removing supers
- Harvesting honey
Limit 6 participants per class. Class participants must bring their own protective equipment (veil, gloves, and long pants and sleeves). We will work an active bee hive with the possibility of stings.
Classes are held at the BZ Honey store, 405 E Main St., Tomball, TX 77375. Classes are weather dependent and will be rescheduled if the weather forecast predicts rain or temperatures below 65 degrees.