Are Round Up and Sevin really the only things that work? Learn more about how to remove weeds and bugs safely in your backyard garden.
The benefits of raising your own queen include queens adapted to your environment, avoiding southern queens that may have mated with your Africanized drones, and establishing your own nucs. Designed for the experienced beekeeper, this course includes the basics of:
- Queen rearing
- The practice of grafting larvae
- The Cloake board method of queen rearing which is ideal for raising a few queens. You have option of taking your queen cells home.
No. of sessions 3
Days: Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday
Dates: May 20, 21 and 30
Times: Saturday, Sunday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday 6-8 p.m.
Location: Main Campus
Join the Layton Family as they share the story and beauty of their young farm. 6:00 potluck meal - please bring a dish to share, your eating utensils, and a chair. Farm tour begins at 7:00.
Meet the Wertmans, a veteran now farmer and his wife, and learn about the farm they've built. 6:00 potluck meal - please bring a dish to share, your eating utensils, and a chair. Farm tour begins at 7:00.
This weekend course is designed for hobbyists, beginning beekeepers or for experts needing a refresher. In this course you will learn about:
- Honey bee biology and behavior
- Building an apiary and harvesting honey
- Apiary equipment and supplies
- Management practices for each season
No. of sessions: 3
Days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Dates: July 21, 22 and 23
Times: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Main Campus, Feldman Building, 122
Brett Saddington will show us around his orchard and share his orchard's history and challenges. 6:00 potluck meal - please bring a dish to share, your eating utensils, and a chair. Farm tour begins at 7:00.
Come learn how fats are an essential part of your healthy diet and how to use them properly.
Dr. Kristann Heinz and Felicia Wasicko will show you how to make these healthy beverages and teach you about the benefits of probiotics.
Please note, this event is on SATURDAY.
BCFA presents a panel filled with local experts who will lead a discussion of this far-reaching topic.
Location to be determined.