Sacramento Area Beekeepers Association

August 21 - Preparing for Winter and Honey Extraction Basics

Preparing for Winter and Honey Extraction Basics - Sunday August 21,  Instructor; Lauren Rusert, UC Davis   $60.00

This four-session series is designed for individuals brand new to beekeeping or those seeking deeper beekeeping knowledge. The four ½ day sessions will take participants through the annual cycle of beekeeping from establishing a hive, caring for bees through the seasons, troubleshooting, harvesting honey and preparing for winter. All instructors are Master Beekeepers and/or members of the Sacramento Area Beekeepers Association. Our instructors have both an in-depth know of bees and beekeeping, and substantial beekeeping experience. Each session is a combination of lecture and a hands-on workshop. The book, First Lessons in Beekeeping by Keith Delaplane is recommended and can be purchased from Amazon or other bookstores. Refunds will not be given for cancellation of any classes. 

Preparing for Winter and Honey Extraction Basics


  • Preparing your colony for winter
  • Combining Hives
  • Requeening
  • Looking toward your second year
  • Beginner series review
  • Q & A and troubleshooting

Other Information

SABA classes work with honey bees. Honey bees are stinging insects, and while most stings do not require immediate medical attention, a small portion of the population can develop a life-threatening allergy. When working in the hives you will need to wear closed toe and closed heel shoes, long pants and a long sleeve shirt. If you don’t have/or bring protective gear, a hat and veil will be available for your use during the class. If stung, immediately remove the stinger by scraping it off and wash the area to reduce the alarm pheromone. If you experience shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea or any other serious symptoms, immediately seek medical attention.

Questions & Cancellation:  SABA classes are offered at a low price and refunds are not issued. 

Class Coordinator:  Lisa Romero – [email protected]



Date: 08/21/2022 (Sun.)

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm PDT

Location: Sacramento Business Bureau 10399 Old Placerville Rd, Sacramento, CA 95827
1500 Cannery Ave, Davis, CA 95616

Created by:   Sacramento Area Beekeepers Association
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