Virtual Exploratory Beekeeping (On-Demand)Are you interested in learning more about beekeeping? Maybe you are are trying to make a decision about whether or not you want to keep bees. This class is for prospective beekeepers. This 1-hour, one-time course will present an overview of a beekeeper's year regarding labor, costs, and seasonal considerations; city bee laws, activities that will support pollinators whether you are a beekeeper or not, as well as providing other informational resources for you to continue your learning. Find out what all the 'buzz' is about! Instructor: Julia McGuire This is a virtual on-demand course. Participants will receive a video link that can be viewed at any time. After you register, participants will receive a confirmation email from Johnston Community Education. Included in that email will be a video link for the Exploratory Beekeeping course. Click on the link to open and view the course video. If you have any questions, please contact Johnston Community Education at 515-278-0552 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter BeekeepingFor beekeepers with some experience. Topics include fall mites, disease management, winter nutrition, evaluation, fall feeding, winter protection, emergency winter and spring feeding, and if there is time, a brief preview of Beekeeping 201, swarm management, spring flow, "supering", and making splits. Instructor: Julia McGuire