|Miscellaneous Beekeeping Related Classes|
The classes listed below are offered by individual members or a group of members of the Alabama Beekeepers Association on their own and are not in any way sponsored, managed, controlled or financed by the Alabama Beekeepers Association nor does the Alabama Beekeepers Association have any financial interest. The Alabama Beekeepers Association is not responsible for any content or other matters relative to or resulting from these classes. Attendees must understand that they are attending at their own risk.
Any member of the Alabama Beekeepers Association may submit a request for a beekeeping class listing. All listings are subject to review by the Alabama Beekeepers Association Board of Directors before publishing. All applications will be reviewed and decided upon based on their contribution to beekeeping in general and The Alabama Beekeepers Association reserves the right to reject any application with or without a stated cause.
The Alabama Beekeepers Association strongly recommends that all classes be offered at a "NO CHARGE" basis. The intend of all classes should be to "teach" and not "for profit". These matters will be strongly considered when determining whether or not a class will be listed.
Make splits and different methods of Queen graftingDavid Kelton will be offering this class March 22 & 23, 2013 at his operation in Gadsden, AL. The class will cover several methods of Queen rearing with hands on making splits. It will cover everything from choosing the right Queen, marking the Queen to making Queen candy for the Queen cages and more. The cost of the class will be $75* make checks to "Lookout Mountain Honey Bees". This will cover refreshments and lunch for both days. Each student will receive a Queen Marking and grafting kit and there will be several nice door prizes. Class will be limited to 35 people. Registration must be received by Jan. 31-2013. Fill out the registration form and mail with payment. Click here for a copy of the registration form.
Mail registration form to:
Lookout Mountain Honey Bees
1590 Tabor Cut Off
Gadsden, Al. 35904
Contact David at:
Lookout Mountain Honeybees also stocks a near full line of beekeeping supplies. Items not in stock can be ordered with usually fast turnaround delivery. Virtually all Dadant products are available at slightly higher prices than Dadant catalog, however since you pick them up, the shipping cost avoided often offsets that difference.
*NOTICE: There was an error in the fee for this class as originally published. $75 is the correct fee as of 12/8/12.
Queen rearing workshop
A queen rearing workshop is scheduled for Friday March 1 and Saturday March 2 at the public library in Foley, Alabama starting at 9:00 am.
A registration fee of $50.00 is being set to cover the fees and expenses of our guest instructor(s). This is a higher fee than was published. The $50.00 fee is necessary to insure that we collect enough fees to pay expense and fees for the guest instructor(s) plus other materials. If only 30 people attend, it will take at least a fee of $50.00 t pay the bills. A poll conducted several months ago concluded that most attendees would pay up to $100.00. If collected fees more than cover expenses, the excess will be used toward expenses to cover expenses for future queen beekeeping workshops.
Please register as soon as possible, since I am limiting the number of attendees to fifty (50) registrations/applications and fees will be accepted through February 20, 2013 and can be paid at the door, however due to the class size limit of 30, I need to know in advance if you are planning to attend.
Please bring your protective gear. We will not be providing it as I assume anyone interested in rearing queens will have such.
Hotel accommodations are to be arranged by attendees; however, I will assist anyone in finding a suitable hotel if essential.
agenda will be made available as soon as it is finalized. Possible
topics covered will include: Choosing breeding stock, evaluating queen
quality, grafting techniques, establishing starter boxes and cell
builder colonies, evaluating mating, handling, and shipping queens and
queen introduction. If you have specific items you want to cover please
let me know by the middle of February. Please if you know others that
may be interested in the class please forward this information to them.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Roger Bemis 251-213-0168
Last Revised 12/16/2012 brf