Courses

In addition to teaching undergraduate beekeeping courses at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, PA and Temple University, Ambler, PA, I also teach beginner and more advanced continuing education beekeeping courses at these schools and in other venues.

 

Courses taught at universities

Introduction To Beekeeping

Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, PA                                                                    July 16-17, 23-24, 2022, 9AM-4PM. By popular demand, this course has been lengthened from one intensive weekend to two, thus allowing more time for work in the apiary and for discussion, while maintaining coverage of essential topics.  This  extended two-weekend course is designed for hobbyists, beginning beekeepers or for experienced beekeepers wanting a refresher course or more up to date information than they have. In this course you will learn about:
•    Honey bee biology and behavior
•    Building an apiary and harvesting honey
•    Apiary equipment and supplies
•    Management practices for each season
To register: https://delval.edu/programs/continuing-professional-studies/beekeeping

Queen Rearing

Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, PA                                                             May 14-15, 2022, 9am-4pm each day.  Queen cell pickup: Tuesday May 24 4-6pm.   

When you raise your own queens,

  • you can select the traits that are important to you:
  • you obtain queens adapted to your environment;
  • you avoid importing southern queens that may have mated with Africanized drones;
  • you can establish your own nucs.

Learn the basics of queen rearing from Master Beekeeper, Vincent Aloyo, Ph.D.  This course (May 14, 15, 24th evening, 2022) will consist of lectures developing the principles underlying successful queen rearing.  Additional time will be devoted to practicing grafting of larvae.  Emphasis will be placed on the Cloake board method of queen rearing, but other methods will also be discussed.  Successful grafts resulting in queen cells will be distributed to participants on Tuesday May 26.

Participation is limited to 12 individuals to ensure that each participant will have supervised grafting practice.  If more than 12 individuals register, the 12 participants will be chosen via a lottery.

to register, go to: https://delval.edu/programs/continuing-professional-studies/beekeeping

Courses taught through local beekeeping clubs

Intermediate beekeeping courses

Sponsored by Montgomery County Beekeepers Association of PA                        Course ongoing; registration closed

Sponsored by Bucks County Beekeepers Association                                                Course ongoingl;registration closed

Courses at other venues

Courses at other venues can be arranged.

 

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