Grow Your Apiary Naturally with Splits and Swarms
May 9 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM| $55.00
With Bill Day
Get off the package treadmill!
In this half-day workshop, Pfeiffer Center beekeeper Bill Day will present the biology of queen-rearing and swarming (the honeybee’s natural form of reproduction), and how to apply that knowledge to catching swarms and making your own splits. Weather permitting, much of the workshop will take place in the Pfeiffer Center garden, where Bill will demonstrate the techniques discussed in the classroom.
You will leave this workshop with clear guidelines on how to propagate your own hives and “get off the package treadmill.”
Bill Day has been keeping bees for fifteen years. He is the beekeeper and beekeeping instructor at the Pfeiffer Center, and also keeps bees at Bluefield Farm in Blauvelt, NY.