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.
Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, PA Continuing Education (non-credit) APR 110 002 Intensive weekend May 12-13, 2018: Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 9am-3pm. Queen cell pickup: Monday May 22, 2018, 6-8pm. This two-day course will include grafting larvae, the Cloake board method of queen rearing, and the use of mating nucs. Hands on experience with grafting will complement lectures on queen rearing and queen breeding. Each student will receive a queen bar frame, plastic queen cell cups, and a grafting tool; if successful, the student may have queen cells to take home nine days later. Further information and a registration link will be forthcoming.
Introduction To Beekeeping
Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, PA, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 2018 dates to be determined. This extended weekend course is designed for hobbyists, beginning beekeepers or for experienced beekeepers wanting a refresher course or more current 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
Link for registration will be posted as soon as it is available.
Courses at other venues
Courses at other venues can be arranged. For example, I have taught an Intermediate Level beekeeping course to interested members of the Montgomery County Beekeepers Association, a one-day Introduction to Queen Rearing class at the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild and the Chester County Beekeepers Association and a weekend queen rearing course under the sponsorship of the Bucks County Beekeepers Association.Follow @vincemasterbee