We are excited to offer a new series of beekeeping workshops geared towards beginner to intermediate beekeepers. With over 15 years of experience keeping bees in the Tampa Bay area, Josh Harris of Queen & Colony Bee Co. will demonstrate the ins and outs of
how he keeps his apiaries healthy and growing.
These workshops are highly focused on specific skills in the apiary that will make for better beekeepers and healthier bees. Feeding bees can be a very helpful and at times needed task in the apiary. Well-nourished bees are much more resistant to disease and virus which makes them healthier and more productive.
This hands-on training will cover the following topics related to feeding bees.
• The Science Behind Feeding Bees
• Knowing When to Feed and When to Stop
• Feeding Bees During Dearth
• Feeding Bees to Maximize Their Potential (Preparing for nectar flows, making splits)
• Pollen Substitutes in Florida?
• Mixing Sugar Syrups (1:1 vs. 2:1 ratio)
• Feeding Methods (Top Feeders, Entrance Feeders, Frame Feeders, Open Feeding)
• Dangers of Feeding (Adulterated Honey, Robbing Issues)
When: Saturday, December 3 from 9 a.m. – Noon
Where: Great Bay Apiary 9701 28th Street N., St Petersburg, FL 33716.
Located off of 28th Street N. Enter the south driveway marked “ALL DELIVERIES” and immediately thru the gate to the right and drive SLOWLY out to the apiary.
What to bring: Preferred bee protective gear (bee suit, jacket, veil, gloves, etc.); Hive tool; Water; Notebook