Beekeeping: Fall Management & Winter Preparation 9/18/16

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These classes fill up fast! Online registration is now closed. To check availability or be added to the wait list please call 831-336-8876

Successful colony management depends on an anticipatory approach. This class will give you the means to keep your colonies healthy and thriving through the winter. Most colonies in our region fail due to Varroa Mite infestations or starvation. Come learn the best, natural ways to care for your little darlings and avoid common issues. Karla will demonstrate these techniques by working through hives and show how to implement them properly.* This is a hands on class.


  • Topics to be covered:
  • Nutrition and optimal food stores
  • Right sizing: adding and subtracting hive boxes properly
  • Equalizing colonies
  • Robbing prevention
  • Pest control: wasps, yellow jackets & ants
  • Increased colony aggression
  • Varroa mite management and treatment
  • Winter feeding techniques
  • Ventilation and condensation issues
  • Troubleshooting students’ specific issues


Where: Karla’s Apiary, Ben Lomond (address & directions will be sent by email)

When: Sunday September 18th 10:00-1:00pm

*Please bring your personal protective gear and wear closed toe shoes.