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
Getting started with packages or nucs
Colony location/fly-away zones
Honey bee biology
Varroa, small Hive beetles and other pests
Honey, chunk comb and wax
The $50 registration fee includes the book "First Lessons in Beekeeping" by Keith S. Delaplane.
During the event, CEBA raffle tickets will be sold for a variety of beekeeping items. CEBA also raffles off two Nucs, that are available to the winners in the spring (normally April).
The workshop is open to the public. All participants must be at least 16 years old. The workshop(s) have limited classroom sizes.
Registration with payment is required to participate. No refunds. No walk-ins. Registration closes Saturday, Feb. 16.