Second in a series of updates about the Eastern Apicultural Society's Annual Conference and Short Course in 2013
West Chester University
West Chester, PA
August 5 - 9, 2013
On-site beeyards are part of the Conference & Short Course! From basic lessons to advanced workshops, the apiaries are there for you! With help from able instructors, learn how to "read" a frame, find a queen, spot a great brood pattern, and identify supercedure & swarm cells. The more experienced may learn about common hive problems and how to solve them (drone-laying workers, drone-laying queens, wax moths, hive beetles, Varroa mites, mice, etc.). Find out when and how to combine hives, split hives, how to replace queens, work a top bar hive and much more!
The Short Course has both a Basic and an Advanced Level. Students may drift between levels and courses within each level, provided attendance does not exceed room capacity.
New this year: the Basic Level has an optional examination for Certification. Students wishing to receive the Basic Beekeeping Certification must pass both the written and field test.
AWESOME! Don't forget your gear! It is a hands-on educational apiary, so you'll be in the hives. Bring what you normally wear in the beeyard.
The Eastern Apicultural Society's annual Conference and Short Course are organized by a handful of volunteers in the host state. Numerous members of the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association (PSBA) are hard at work to bring you EAS 2013. PA beekeepers will welcome you warmly this August!