Maybe you are a new beekeeper and you've taken a basic beginners class, but now you realize it is time to learn more.
Our next class will be our Advance Beekeeping course. In our Advance Class David will go into greater detail regarding, bee biology, swarm control, genetics, honey production, queen rearing, overwintering techniques, pests and diseases.
Weather permitting, a large part of the day will be spent in the field. Each student will also be instructed in the field on alcohol roll mite testing as well as powdered sugar roll mite counting. While the general subjects of queen rearing and overwintering hives will be taught in this Advance class, we go into more specific details on these two subjects in our all day queen rearing courses and our overwintering courses. Students will also learn how to handle queens and mark queens. And lots more! See our complete list of classes we offer throughout the year.
Prior to the class, you will receive a letter via email with detailed information. Please read thoroughly to know what to bring. We will hold the class at our education center located at our office at 14556 N 1020 East Rd., Fairmount IL 61841. Please follow these directions (some GPS units do not work for our location). Off I-74, take the Oakwood Exit 206. Go south into town, to 2nd stop sign (Catlin-Homer Rd). Turn left onto Catlin-Homer Rd., going down two country roads to 1020 East. Turn left, go down another 1/4 mile until you see our signs. If you need hotel information, we suggest either the Best Western in Danville (217-431-0020) Holiday Inn at 217-442-2500 or our own Sleepy Creek Vineyard at 217-733-0330 (only about 2 miles away). Please bring protective gear as we will be in the beeyard if the weather allows and time permits.