Workshops & Meetings Schedule - 2013

VBA 2013 Workshops

May 18 - 12-2pm - Package Bee Installation - Learn how to install a new package of bees into your hive. TENTATIVE DATE: Subject to change. The weather gremlins in Georgia have caused a two-week delay in the shipments north of package bees. Therefore, the VBA workshop on hiving a package will now take place on May 18 at 12 noon at Burlington's Intervale. Update your calendar!

June 1 – Diseases, Pests, and Parasites, Checking for diseases, evaluating queens, re-queening colonies.
With: STEVE PARISE

June 15–Queen Rearing Workshop, Raising queens in the small apiary with Mike Palmer  (in St. Albans )
With: MIKE PALMER (TENTATIVE DATE: SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

July 6 – Re-queening and Making summer nucs to winter over
With: MIKE PALMER

Aug. 3 - Harvesting the crop; Removing honey from the bees. Tips on extracting, packaging, and marketing your crop; Fall Mite treatments.
With: JAMES GABRIEL (at Champlain Valley Apiaries in Middlebury)  

Sept. 14 - Preparing Your Colony for Winter; Feeding light colonies; Medications and miticides; Winter wrapping materials.
With: BILL MARES, MIKE WILLARD, SCOTT WILSON