Instructor: Bernardo Nino (Educational Supervisor of the California Master Beekeeper Program) $60.00
Who should take these classes: The beginning class course content is designed for those interested in beekeeping or new to beekeeping. It does not require any previous beekeeping experience. Attending will be very worthwhile, even if you have taken other classes or have had bees for some time as beekeeping research and practices evolve over time.
The Beginner Beekeeping Full Day class will include both lectures and hands-on activities. Participants will learn what’s necessary to get the colony started and keep it healthy and thriving. They will learn about bee biology, beekeeping equipment, how to install honey bee packages, how to monitor their colonies (that includes inspecting and monitoring for varroa mites) and other challenges with maintaining a healthy colony, honey bee integrated pest management and products of the hive.
Questions & Cancelation: SABA classes are offered at a reduced price and refunds are not issued.
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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. Protective gear will be provided for you, but if you prefer you may bring your own. 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.
9:00am - 4:00pm PST
Sacramento County Cooperative Extension Office; 4145 Branch Center Road (near corner of Bradshaw Rd and Kiefer Blvd) Sacramento, CA 95827
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