In partnership with Stratford Ecological Center and K&J Farms we offer intermediate beekeeping classes to tho

 

 

In partnership with Stratford Ecological Center and K&J Farms we offer intermediate beekeeping classes to those with one year of experience or more. Classes are held in two locations - Wolf Creek Trading Company in Copley, OH (near Akron) and Statford Ecological Center In Delaware, OH (about 1/2 an hour north of Columbus). See the listing of classes below.

FINDING THE QUEEN

Finding the queen is a fundamental skill in beekeeping. This workshop is designed to teach the skills, techniques, and protocols needed to become fast and efficient at finding the queen.

STRATFORD ECO CTR: SATURDAY, MAY 20TH 1:00 - 4:00

WOLF CREEK TRADING CO: SUNDAY, MAY 21ST 1:00 - 4:00

Cost - $30

RE-QUEENING

 

Whether replacing an old queen or installing a queen into a new split, re-queening is an essential part of beekeeping. This workshop combines the newest science with years of experience to provide practical methods for effectively re-queening hives.

Cost - $50

STRATFORD ECO CTR: SATURDAY, JUNE 17TH 1:00 - 4:00

WOLF CREEK TRADING CO: SUNDAY, JUNE 11TH 1:00 - 4:00

 

SPLITS AND NUCS

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Splitting a hive can be a great way to increase the number of hives, help manage swarming, or make a few nucs for sale. This workshop focuses on proven ways to make healthy, vigorous splits that will quickly lead to strong, established colonies.

Cost - $50.00

STRATFORD ECO CTR: SATURDAY, JULY 29TH 1:00 - 4:00

WOLF CREEK TRADING COMPANY, SUNDAY, JULY 23RD 1:00 - 4:00

 

 

 

 

PEST MANAGEMENT

Controlling pests is essential to successful beekeeping, and varroa and small hive beetle are the two most important and common pests that beekeepers face. This workshop illustrates how a better understanding of pest biology and their relationship to bees can be used to develop effective management practices and evaluate control techniques.

 Cost - $60

STRATFORD ECO CTR: SATURDAY AUGUST 19TH 1:00 - 4:00

WOLF CREEK TRADING COMPANY, SUNDAY, AUGUST 13TH 1:00 - 4:00

Combining and Equalizing:

Whether preparing for winter or boosting up a struggling hive in the spring, combining and equalizing hives can be an invaluable tool for a beekeeper. This workshop explores the science behind these practices and demonstrates how to use that understanding in order to maximize this management technique.

Cost - $30

STRATFORD ECO CTR: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH 1:00 - 4:00

WOLF CREEK TRADING COMPANY, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH 1:00 - 4:00

QUEEN CAMP

Sign up for the first 3 workshops Finding the Queen, Re-Queening, and Splits to hone your queen management skills and save.

Cost - $110

 

 

 

BEEKEEPING BOOTCAMP

Sign up for all 5 workshops to develop and refine your beekeeping skillset and save!

Cost - $200