Backyard Beekeeping

Backyard Beekeeping

Saturday, February 8, 2020
9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Shiawassee County Fairgrounds
2900 E. Hibbard Road, Corunna, MI 48817

$5.00 person, includes an informational packet

RSVP by Friday, January 31
or until the class reaches capacity
Shiawassee Conservation District
(989) 723-8263, ext 3
MAEAP Phase 1 Credit

Interested in beekeeping, but unsure about how to start? This workshop is for beginning beekeepers to help answer questions, avoid pitfalls, and understand what is necessary to get started in beekeeping.

Featured speakers Dave Anthony, owner of Anthony Bee Farms, and Leo Stevens, owner of S&L Honey Farm, are local beekeepers with over 60 years of combined beekeeping experience. Participants should come ready to ask questions as they arise and leave inspired for their own beekeeping operations!

Learn about:

  • Bee biology and behavior
  • Apiary equipment needed
  • Types of bees and honey
  • Management of colonies and best practices
  • honey production using common kitchen utensils
  • Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program, how to become involved