Please note: BYBA workshops are an exclusive benefit to members and their guests. Please note these are tentative dates and descriptions. All are subject to change as we solidify the schedule for the upcoming year.
SATURDAY February 25th – CSI: Deadout – Post-mortem on a colony that didn’t make it through the winter. We’ll look at the history of the colony as well as the evidence we find left in the hive in an attempt to determine what happened and what we might do differently to achieve a better outcome in the following season.
SUNDAY March 12th – CSI Deadout Post-mortem on a colony that succumbed to the cold and harsh realities of winter.
Saturday, March 18th – Build A Hive Workshop
Saturday, March 25th – Package installation workshop.
Sunday, April 2nd – First hive inspection Come learn how to inspect your colonies. What is it you want to see early in the season and how to adapt to help your bees get off to a strong start!
Saturday, April 15th – Member Apiary Visit – Join us as we visit a BYBA member’s home apiary.
Saturday, April 29th – Mite Count Workshop – Come to a hands-on workshop all about mites. You’ll see a demonstration, work with a group to do a mite count yourself, and discuss the possible actions to take once you’ve assessed the mite level in your colony.
Saturday, May 6th, – Swarms, a necessary, natural process. What to think and do. Splits, similar to swarms, but they don’t annoy the neighbors.
Thursday, May 11th – Join David Blocher as he explains the process behind rearing your own queens.
Wednesday, May 17th – June 6th- Queen Rearing Class Cycle 1 – See link for details. This is a 3-week series of classes that will teach you how to raise your own queens. At the end of the series, you get to keep one of the queens you raised!
Sunday, May 21st – BYBA Members Open House at the Bee Yard
Saturday, June 10th – Member Apiary Visit – Join us as we visit a BYBA member’s home apiary.
Wednesday, June 7th – June 21st – Queen Rearing Class Cycle 2 – See link for details. This is a 3-week series of classes that will teach you how to raise your own queens. At the end of the series, you get to keep one of the queens you raised!
Saturday, June 17th, (rain date 6/18) Honey Harvest Workshop
Saturday, July 8th – Member Apiary Visit – Join us as we visit a BYBA member’s home apiary.
Sunday, July 23rd, (rain date 7/29th) Late Summer Hive Inspection – When beekeeping gets ugly! What do you need to look for and what preparations might you need to get your bees ready for fall.
Saturday, August 12th – Fall Mite-a-thon. Join us at the BYBA Bee Yard for Hands on practice checking a hive to determine the mite load. Learn why regardless of your beekeeping philosophy, it’s always better to know this important piece of data.
Saturday, August 19th (rain date 8/20) Fall Prep Workshop. Please join us at the BYBA Bee Yard where we will discuss late summer colony assessment, colony health and stores, mite treatment options, pros and cons of fall feeding, and preview the equipment and steps required to ensure your apiary and colonies are prepared for the approaching winter.
Sunday, August 27th – Member Apiary Visit – Join us as we visit a BYBA member’s home apiary.
Saturday, September 9th – Bear Fence Essentials
Sunday, September 17th – Winter Prep Workshop
Saturday, October 14th – Wax Workshop
Additional workshop information will be posted as it becomes available.