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Sat, Feb 24


Soergel Orchards

2024 New Beekeeper Class - In Person

Come join our experienced instructors as they lead us through the new beekeeper training. This class will build upon the knowledge that you have gleaned from your reading to date and help to fill in the blanks that you may have.

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2024 New Beekeeper Class - In Person
2024 New Beekeeper Class - In Person

Time & Location

Feb 24, 2024, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Soergel Orchards, 2573 Brandt School Rd, Wexford, PA 15090, USA


About the event

Sign-in will be at 8:30 at McIntosh Hall which is directly behind the main market building and we will have some coffee and biscuits there when you arrive.  The class will start at 9.  A book will be provided for all adult registrations.  Lunch will also be provided.

Adult, as well as Youth (under 18)  tickets available. Please see below for pricing structure.

$85 for class, book and lunch for adult

$40 for class, no book and lunch for second adult in Family

$40 for class, no book and lunch for under 18 years accompanied by a paying adult.

Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Deadline to register is February 19th 2024.  No refunds can be given after this date.


9:00 - Welcome

9:05 - Getting started with honey bees

9:15 - Bee biology and questions

10:15 - Break

10:25 - Management through the seaons

               A. Feeding

               B. Pests

               C. Diseases

11:15 - Getting started

             A. Where to get bees

             B. Selecting a site

             C. Installing bees

12:15 - Catered lunch

1:15 - Equipment for a successful start

           A. Woodenware

           B. Protective clothing

           C. Tools

2:00 - Break

2:15 -  Questions from morning and afternoon

2:45 - Odds and ends 

            A. Brief demonstrations of extracting and wax melting

            B. Where to get additional information

            C. Questions from the floor

            D. Mentors and BVABA/PA State club memberships

4:00 - Closing

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