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How to Split Your Beehive: Three Part Series on Sundays
Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
East Bay Residential Home | Berkeley or Oakland, CA
This is a 3-Part series from 6-8pm on these three Sundays: Feb. 23rd, March 1st, & March 8th. Splits are complicated. The material will sink in deeper over the three Sundays. We will also have added time to go into questions about your individual hives. Learn how to work with the bees as they expand in the spring by making successful splits. Splitting your hive is the number one thing you can do to reduce the varroa mite population. It also enables you to have 2-3 hives so you have more flexibility in helping out a weak hive. We will cover how bees make new queens, the timeline of queen mating, and how to make a basic split. This class will go into more details of making splits and nucs, including specific splits that work well, what can go wrong and how to fix it, and which months/timing works best. We will go into detail on a specific split that reduces varroa mites on both sides of the split. In order to make certain splits, you will need to be able to spot your queen, so we will go over tips for learning how to see your queen and how to find her. This series is for beginners who haven’t made a split yet – we’ll cover simple splits to start out with. This class is also aimed at beekeepers who have split before and who need tips, tricks, and advice.Visit Event Website >>
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This event is not wheelchair accessible.