Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bee School Rules!

Posted By on Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 3:44 PM

If you're intent on becoming a beekeeper or just want to learn about bees for fun for a couple of days, you'll want to attend the Pikes Peak Beekeepers 2010 Bee School, running March 13-14 at the Bear Creek Nature Center.

Do as the bee sheriff says and gather round the hive box.
  • Do as the bee sheriff says and gather round the hive box.

I went last year, already intent on starting a hive in my backyard. Over the two-day tutorial, we learned about bee history and biology, hive management through the four seasons, pest and disease concerns, honey extraction and more.

Speaking as a PPB member (I pay $15 annual dues), I can say the $40 cost of Bee School is quite fair considering the amount of information covered and the time volunteered by many veteran club members.

Sure — it's geeky as all hell and the bee puns and jokes get old quick — but as a beginner beekeeper, I'd be lost without club guidance. Call 632-0075 to register before seats fill up.

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