Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Installing a new hive can be both exhilarating and daunting. This workshop will discuss the preparations to take so beekeepers are ready to install a new hive when their nucs or packages arrive. Topics to be covered will include equipment needed, installation techniques, feeding, and care for the first few months. A hands-on demonstration of installing two new hives will follow this talk: one hive started from a package and the other from a nuc.
Chris Wellens is the Director of Education at BBG and the head beekeeper of the BBG apiary. He also teaches on a wide variety of other topics involving the environment, gardening, and agriculture.
Advance registration is highly recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome, space permitting.
Withdrawals: To withdraw your registration from a class, please contact us as soon as possible so we can make your space available to others. If you give us at least 7 days’ notice prior to the event, we will refund you less an administrative fee equaling 25% of the program cost. Please note: we cannot offer refunds for withdrawals less than 7 days before a class.