Summer-time Management course

Who is this course for?

Do you know how to manage Varroa mites for a successful summer?

This course benefits new and established beekeepers. This course begins with a brief overview of how the year has gone so far for our pollinators and us as beekeepers.

During this briefing you will also have a chance to share how your colony or colonies are faring. After refreshments, we will go into the colonies to assess the honey/nectar flow, discussing how much to harvest sustainably.

Topics in the Summer Management course will include but are not limited to:

  • Honey/Nectar flow assessment
  • Sustainable honey harvests
  • Colony population counts
  • Varroa mite assessment & treatment
  • Know when a honey dearth is coming and how to prepare
  • Robbing & how to minimize it
  • Harvest techniques and equipment

Learn more about my teaching style here…

Course tasks will vary depending on WHEN you enroll in the summer course. Honey harvests take place in late July/early August. But don’t feel that the beginning of summer is less important. Early summer work helps to set your bees up for better success.

There will also be time for discussion and questions in order to give you the most out of this course. The key focus will be how to harvest honey and beeswax using sustainable methods.

There will be refreshments available as well as information handouts to take home with you.

*Please NoteFor legal reasons and the stinging nature of honey bees, a waiver must be signed in order to participate in this and any other course offered. The registration & waiver forms can be downloaded here.

*Complete each form and email to:

*Costthe cost is $40 per person OR $75 for a couple (note that through Paypal, you will need to pay full price for 2 people and $5 will be returned to you during the course). Classes will be run from 2:30-4:30pm (2 full hours) on the available calendar dates below. Each class hosts a maximum of 6 students only! Each class hosts a maximum of 6 students only! Payments can be made at any time to book your preferred date. Courses that are marked full have already been paid in full and reached the maximum 6-student limit.

Summer Management Course

Join me at my Home Apiary for an in-depth, hands-on course in managing your hives during the Summer months!


*Gear & EquipmentProtective veils with lightweight vests will be provided. Feel free to bring your own protective clothing. Long sleeves and gloves are recommended but not required. Please do not wear any colognes, perfumes or strong deodorants that day (don’t worry, we won’t judge).

*Classes will be held either on a Saturday or Sunday. See available course dates below!!

*Important information to know before you arrive…MUST READ HERE.

2020 Calendar dates for the Summer Management course:

  • 7th June (full)
  • 14th June (5 of 6 spots available)
  • 11th July
  • 18th July
  • 1st August
  • 8th August
  • 15th August

Looking for some one-on-one guidance?

Click below to find out more about my personal mentor-ship program. That’s right! I come to your apiary with the specified limits and guide you through WHATEVER bee stuff you need help with…

Email me from my Contact Page for more details and/or to book a class!

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