Honey Workshop

honey-bee-on-the-combSaturday, March 10, 2012
Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 1444 Diamond Springs Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455.
Workshop is full - preregistration required!

Ever wonder exactly how bees convert nectar into honey?  Why do they make more honey than they need to survive?  What can you do as a beekeeper to maximize honey production?  How should you harvest and process honey to maintain its wholesome goodness? 

Join Dr. Rick Fell, Virginia's Extension Apiculturist and Keith Tignor, Virginia's State Apiarist, as they demystify honey production for us in a workshop designed to help beekeepers understand the principles behind a bountiful honey harvest.

9:00 – 9:45       How bees make honey and Supering colonies (R. Fell)
9:45 – 10:30     Managing hives for Spring Build-up and Honey Production (K.Tignor)
10:30 – 10:50   Break
10:50 – 11:30   Techniques for Removing Honey from Hives (Fell).
11:30- 12:15     Honey Extraction for the small beekeeper (Tignor)
12:15 – 1:15     Lunch
1:15 – 2:00       BONUS Presentation by Dr. Fell:  Hive Evaluation: Colony Strength to Queen Quality as he has presented nationally including the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association meeting
2:00 – 3:00      Demonstrations:
  • Removing honey (Fume boards, bee escapes)
  • Judging packed honey
  • Determining moisture content of honey


Please contact Pam Fisher if you would like to register for this workshop or require further information.

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