Come to the MABA Short Course to learn the fundamentals of beekeeping from our panel of experts. We welcome anyone who is interested in learning about honey bees, even if a hive is not in your immediate future.
Setting up new hives must be done in the spring, generally from March to May. This course is offered in January to give potential beekeepers time to order bees and equipment and prepare a site for hives. Since the course takes place in January, our classroom course will not involve live bees. During the spring and summer months, hands-on experience with live bees will be available to all Short Course students through the MABA Hive Inspection program. In the MABA Hive Inspections, small groups go through a beehive with an experienced beekeeper in one of several MABA hive locations in the Atlanta area.
Join our MABA Short Course and learn what you need to know to get started keeping honey bees.
Featured 2017 Short Course Speakers:
|7:45||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|8:50||Installing the Hive|
|10:15||Break and Smoker Lighting|
|10:35||Diseases, Pests, and IPM|
|12:00||Lunch with a Beekeeper|
|1:15||Hive Inspection and Care|
|2:00||A Year in the Apiary|
|3:00||Bee Forage and Botany|
|4:00||Questions and Answers with Instructors|
Fee for the 2017 one day course is $105
Email Julia Mahood with your questions at MABAShortCourse@gmail.com