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Winter Preparation Workshop

September 10, 9:00 AM

Winter Preparation Workshop

CBA Boulder Knoll Bee Yard

875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410

It is time to seriously evaluate your hives. This workshop will consider colony size, determine if the honey stores are sufficient and if not, how to quickly correct a problem, varroa treatments, and what to do for insulating the hive. Some discussion on the myths of hive ventilation will happen.

Did you take Brother Adam’s advice: “Listen to the bees and let them guide you”? What did your honey bees teach you this past season? What did you learn from these workshops?

Bill Hesbach outside, wearing white button-down shirt

Led by Bill Hesbach

Bill is an Eastern Apicultural Society Certified Master Beekeeper, graduate of the University of Montana's master beekeeping program, and president of the Connecticut Beekeepers Association. He teaches bee biology and various beekeeping methods, and appears as a guest speaker at local and regional beekeeping seminars. Bill has been published in Bee Culture, Bee Craft, and The American Bee Journal, and was presented the Distinguished Speaker Award at the 2019 EAS conference. Special interests include bee biology and flight, and the connection between local flora and bee behavior.

Clothing Requirements & Personal Protective Equipment

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.

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