Since 2008, CEBA has offered a day-long beekeeping workshop at the end of February, the best time of the year to start beekeeping.
Session topics, which may vary each year, include:
Basic beekeeping equipment
Installing packages vs. nucs
Where to place your urban bee hives
Honey bee biology
Varroa mites, hive beetles and other infestations
Honey, chunk comb and wax
As part of the $50 registration fee, participants receive the book "First Lessons in Beekeeping" by Keith S. Delaplane.
During this event, CEBA also sells raffle tickets for a number of beekeeping tools and two nucs - a small but complete colony of bees. They are a great way to start a new hive.
The workshop is open to the public. CEBA members attend for free if they were members before the previous Dec. 31. All participants must be at least 12 years old. The maximum number of workshop participants is 90.
Registration for this workshop will begin in January 2019.