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The Bee Course - Spring Splits/Swarm Control Class 3/15 & Saturday Hands-On Workshop 3/17

From: Liane
Sent on: Monday, March 12, 2012 3:38 PM

Thursday's class (03/15/12) will cover spring management for existing hives.
As this winter has been so mild,  we expect far earlier swarms and more of
them.  We encourage anyone with a hive to attend this class, and the next,
even if you have not attended other classes in the full Course.
Class starts at 6pm promptly at The Arsenal in Central Park, 64th and 5th
Ave in Manhattan.

With such an early spring appearing, we expect swarms to be far more common
this year than others.   In NYC, a swarm leaves with the laying queen,
leaving a queenless colony behind that is unlikely to mate a replacement
queen due to the small number of hives in the city.

We will follow up the class with a hands-on workshop at East New York Farms
on Saturday (3/17/12), where we will split at least one hive. Please bring your veils/jackets and wear appropriate clothes.

Workshop slots are limited, so please email nycbeekeeping@gmail asap if you want to attend.

NYC Beekeeping is an all-volunteer group for beekeepers and beelovers.
 We organize a free course in beekeeping, expert and peer mentoring, and community service & outreach activities throughout the year. Members volunteer with urban farms, community gardens, the NYC Parks Dept., schools and other organizations to foster a strong community of responsible urban beekeepers, to bring training & economic opportunity through beekeeping to underserved areas, to conserve and protect honeybees and other pollinators, and to contribute to the program and fundraising capacities of selected 501(c)(3) organizations.

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