Part 1 of 4: Getting Started, an Online Webinar by Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary, Floyd, VA
This is Spikenard’s basic class in biodynamic/sustainable beekeeping methods. This workshop will offer in-depth advice for those who want to have bees and for those who had bees and want to start again.
Participants will learn about the honeybee as a creative and life-supporting insect and about beekeeping methods that honor her very own needs. We will look at the evolution of beekeeping practices culminating in the present challenges the bees and beekeepers face. Understanding and learning ways and means to overcome the present crisis will be at the core of this workshop. We have to become active for the future of the honeybee worldwide!
Our approach to beekeeping honors the true nature of the honeybee and supports her health and vitality above all else. In beginning to understand the basis for honeybee health, participants will come away with the basic framework and knowledge to begin their journey as a beekeeper. This workshop covers what you need to know for your first steps in keeping bees.
- Beekeeping History and the Current State of the Honeybee Crisis
- Landscape Considerations – the bees and flowers as a unity
- Tools and Equipment – less is more, know what you need to get started
- How to Introduce a Package, Nuc, and Swarm
- Health Checks and Care for the First 10 Days
A link to the webinar will be sent out the day before the class.