Open Apiary (Meriden, KS) 2024

Open Apiary Training

Description

Open Apiary times are an informal unstructured gathering of members of the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program. There will be brief demonstrations, questions and answers, and time to get hands on experience with beehives. Open Apiary will count as 2 hours of field training towards your progress through the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program. 

Apiary Manager: Steve Tipton and Becky Tipton

Please contact Becky & Steve Tipton at bstbees@gmail.com to register.

Registration is required.

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Open Apiary Calendar:

Date: 3-31-24

Time: 1:30 PM

Topic: first inspections & installing bees in a hive

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Date: 4-21-24

Time: 1:30 PM

Topic: Mite check, spring management including feeding and colony growth

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Date: 5-19-24

Time: 1:30 PM

Topic: Making a split with a mated queen, swarm management

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Date: 6-23-24

Time: 4:00 PM

Topic: Supering your hives, mite check, evaluating colony strength

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Date: 7-21-24

Time: 4:00 PM

Topic: Honey Harvest

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Date: 8-25-24

Time: 4:00 PM

Topic: Varroa treatment options demonstrated, Evaluating hives going into fall

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Date: 9-22-24

Time: 1:30 PM

Topic: Winter preparations, mouse guards, wind breaks, feed


State: Kansas
Field Training: 

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Course Location: 
Meriden, KS

Course Cost: 
GPMB Members: Free; Non-members: $10