Bee Keeping workshops at Massaro Farms

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Beekeeping Workshops

Workshops are focused on hobbyists, backyard beekeepers and those considering beekeeping; all levels welcome

Due to the warm winter and elevated mite counts we expect to inspect and count for mites at all 2023 workshops, and treat on an as-needed basis.

Families with children ages 10 and older welcome.  Suggested donated $10 per person.

March 25- 10am

Package and Nuc installation; if temps allow we will perform a hive inspection

April 22- - 9am
Spring check on nucs & packages, review other hive performance for beginning honey production
May 13 - 9am
How to make your own nuc; demonstrate mite count and wash, possible first treatment
May 27 - 9am
Check on newly introduced Nucs, hive inspection and supering
June -date TBD - 9am
Survey health of the hive, requeen as needed and move nuc to 10-frame hive; summer management
July 15 - 9am
Summer hive management, ensure bees are getting enough resources (water, food), check for robbing and address
August 19- 9am
Inspect for colony health, observe mite count/thresholds; prep for cooler months by securing supplies early
September 16- 9am
Final workshop of the season; inspect; treat as needed, winter prep