Sat, Aug 19|
CBA Boulder Knoll Bee Yard
Late Season Hive Inspection Workshop
Late season hive inspection and mite check at the Bee Yard.
Time & Location
Aug 19, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
CBA Boulder Knoll Bee Yard, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
Participants will evaluate the health and the stores in colonies, heading toward winter, using the technique of hefting. Robbing is a consideration this time of year, so participants will observe a demonstration of applying robber screens.
CBA BEE YARD
875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT
Join us at CBA’s Boulder Knoll Bee Yard for a beekeeping experience! Established as a new bee yard in the spring of 2022, this area provides an ideal space for teaching the art of beekeeping. The yard is easily accessible, with ample parking. Situated on the top of a rise in the landscape, the new yard offers both bees and participants plenty of open space and full sun. The area's floral sources are abundant and bloom from early spring until late fall.
IN CASE OF RAIN
If it rains on the day of this event, we will reschedule and notify you accordingly.
Bill Hesbach, Master Beekeeper
Bill is a Connecticut native with a background in engineering. He's an Eastern Apicultural Society Certified Master Beekeeper and graduate of the University of Montana's Master Beekeeping Program. Bill is on the Board of Directors for the Eastern Apicultural Society, and is President of the Connecticut Beekeepers Association. He teaches bee biology and beekeeping methods at events hosted by regional organizations, and appears as a guest speaker at national seminars. Bill's articles appear in Bee Culture, Bee Craft, and The American Bee Journal.
IMPORTANT: All participants at CBA bee yard activities or any other CBA-sponsored event involving live bees must be properly dressed and wear personal protective equipment designed specifically for beekeeping. Personal protection equipment and proper dress includes, but is not limited to, complete coverage of bare skin with light-colored clothing - nothing black. All participants must wear a proper bee veil or bee suit and closed-toed shoes at all times. Bees sting and inject venom, so if you are concerned about your reaction, please consult a physician before attending.