Bee Bootcamp: Beekeeping Basics for Veterans
Registration is full for the 2020 class.
Hosted by Forever Heart Apiary LLC in partnership with the PA Veteran Farming Project/Troops to Tractors
Bee Bootcamp Schedule 2020
Forever Heart Apiary LLC, Moon, PA
Schedule subject to change.
March 21st 2pm – 6 pm: Equipment Assembly Workshop. This workshop is cancelled.
April 16th, 6pm – 8pm: Nuc Installation at Forever Heart Apiaries LLC, 1345 Coraopolis Heights Rd, Moon, PA 15108
May 17th, 3pm 7pm: Hive Handling and Inspection Workshop at Forever Heart Apiaries LLC.
June 7th, 3pm – 7pm: Hive Inspection, Supering, and Swarm Management Workshop at Forever Heart Apiaries LLC. This workshop will cover a hive inspection, techniques for supering hives, and swarm management techniques.
July 12th 3pm – 7pm: Varroa Mite Monitoring & Management, the Nectar Dearth, and How to Recognize and Stopping Robbing.
August 16th 3pm – 7pm: Hive Splits and Fall Management Workshop: This workshop will cover fall management or hives and late season splits.
September 13th 3pm – 7pm: Honey Harvest, Combining Colonies, and Winter Preparation Workshop. Depending on the honey harvest, a honey extraction workshop will be scheduled.
October 18th 3pm – 7pm: Overwintering Workshop:
“Beekeeping affords us the opportunity to really kind of engage in a different way with the natural world. You’re not thinking about what happened in Afghanistan or Iraq. You’re thinking about what’s happening right here, right now.” -- Adam Ingrao, director of Heroes to Hives and a fourth-generation soldier.
Heroes to Hives mission is “Safeguarding US food security by protecting the most important managed pollinator on the planet.”
Rob Mowery (USNR), Forever Heart Apiary LLC;, Steve Repasky and Bob Tatro (ANG), PA Beekeepers Association; Michael Brooker (USMC), Bee Bootcamp Coordinator