Rock Valley College

Beekeeping 101 TRV-800-MCC 

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The demand for bees for pollination is up, so there’s no better time to learn about bees and beekeeping. We’ll cover bee biology, modern beekeeping techniques, construction of hives, and how to acquire bees. Keep bees for the fun of it, as a sideline job, or to help your garden and orchard.

Instructor: Larry Krengel
Cost: $59
Meet: 2/3-2/24 (Wednesdays - 4 Courses) from 7:00-9:30 pm

Seven Ways to Raise a Queen TRV-800-MCC2 

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The number of small-scale beekeepers is increasing, and the demand for locally raised queen bees is growing. Purchased queens are often raised in areas of Africanized honeybees or come from migratory bee operations where dangerous viruses are exchanged. Gain information and seven simple methods of raising healthy honeybee queens. With a few insights and a small amount of equipment, the backyard beekeeper can raise locally adapted queens from bee stock with a great record of winter survival, good temperament, and excellent honey production.

Instructor: Larry Krengel
Cost: $25

Meet: 3/3 (Wednesday - 1 Course) from 7:00-9:30 pm