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Bee-ginner's Beekeeping

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Synopsis: This two and a half-day program covers the basics of apiculture by providing comprehensive information and hands-on experience to help students start, maintain and care for a honey bee colony.
Start Time: Thursday, April 18, 2013 9:00 AM
End Time: Saturday, April 20, 2013 11:30 AM
Location: Off-Campus Locations
Address: No Street Address
Campus: Off Campus
City, State, Country: Bordentown, NJ US
Fee: See website
Sponsor: Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Category: Workshop, Course
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Contact Name: Dalynn Knigge
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (732) 932-9271 ext. 622
Additional Information:

Whether you have no experience or a few years as an apiarist under your belt, you will gain valuable insights from our seasoned instructors who share the knowledge they have gained through 45+ years of combined experience.

Course topics include:

  • Bee Biology
  • Hive Management
  • Queen Bee Purchasing
  • Honey Extraction
  • Candle-making

The apiculture course concludes with a half day hands-on program that will include assembling hives, opening and examining colonies as well as honey tasting. From disease and mite prevention and hive management to honey production, this class will cover everything you need to know to further your hobby or get your business off the ground. Our students come from all walks of life attorneys, teachers, retirees, farmers, artists but they leave with one thing in common: a newfound confidence to start their own hives and pursue their passion for beekeeping.

Target Audience: General Public