Did you take Beekeeping Bootcamp in 2016? Been beekeeping for a while and looking for some more in depth knowledge on a specific topic?
Join us for our Advanced Beekeeping Workshops!
NOTE: The July 29 class has been changed to 4pm.
Swarm Season: January 28, 2017 | 2pm
Strong colonies build up very quickly in the Spring and tend to swarm. Join us as we learn the biology behind this reproductive process, learn what to do if your bees leave, and find out how to catch a swarm.
Splitting Hives: April 15, 2017 | 2pm
Did you have a strong overwintering colony? Learn how to manage your bees, how to split them before they swarm and how to build-up your apiary.
Queen Rearing and Requeening: July 29, 2017 | 4pm
Wouldn’t it be great to have extra queens, just in case yours fails? Join this tactical workshop to discover the science and process behind queen rearing for commercial and personal use. Using proven methods, learn the skills you’ll need to have 4 mated queens on-hand.
Disease and Pest Management: Sept 2, 2017 | 2pm
In this workshop we will take an in-depth look at the diseases and pests that affect honey bees and learn how to measure and treat for specific cases.
*All classes are held at Butterfly Pavilion and will last 1.5-2 hours, depending on topic. *
$20 – members
Meet our Bee Expert
Mario Padilla is an Entomologist from Alamosa, Colorado. He studied bumble bee reproduction during his Master’s work at Penn State University under the advisement of Christina Grozinger. After completing his Master’s he kept 40+ colonies of honey bees for the Grozinger lab as a research technologist. Mario is now working as the Curatorial Entomologist at the Butterfly Pavilion where he will oversee the terrestrial invertebrate collection. He is familiar with all aspects of beekeeping and excited to train future keepers about the art and science of keeping bees!
If you have additional questions, please contact Marissa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-974-1877.