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This discussion group is your opportunity to engage with knowledgeable and experienced beekeepers to get answers to issues of concern in your beekeeping.

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Spring Inspection. Sessions help develop basic beekeeping skills and include several hive openings and inspections with discussion on management techniques to guide through the spring. Features a demonstration of both the sugar roll and alcohol wash metho...

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Spring Inspection. Sessions help develop basic beekeeping skills and include several hive openings and inspections with discussion on management techniques to guide through the spring. Features a demonstration of both the sugar roll and alcohol wash metho...

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FEATURED SPEAKER – Janet Wilson TOPICS: 1. Queen Rearing 101 2. Swarm Prevention and Management NOTES: Q&A with experienced beekeepers in the morning. NO potluck! If you want to bring a snack to share during the breaks, feel free! Admission is F...

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Inspection and Supering. Follow-up inspections and hive maintenance. Includes a review of supering timing and techniques. The workshop is led by Ted Jones, Massaro Farms Apiary Manager and past president of the Connecticut Beekeepers Association. Appropri...

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Nucleus Hives and Summer Management. Sessions continue the development of basic beekeeping skills and include several hive openings and evaluations with discussions on management techniques to guide through the summer months. Also features instruction on ...

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FEATURED SPEAKER: Keith Delaplane. TOPICS: 1. Bees in nature and what they can teach us 2. Breeding bees superorganismally NOTES: Please bring your favorite dish to share during the pot luck luncheon. Beverages will be provided. Admission is FREE for memb...

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Inspection and Monitoring. An important session that includes inspecting and monitoring the colonies, as well as techniques on managing honey supers to maximize the honey harvest. The workshop is led by Ted Jones, Massaro Farms Apiary Manager and past pre...

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Starting Fall Preparation. Hands-on sessions in best practices for mid-summer and fall hive management. Includes a close look at several hives to assess condition, feeding options, mite detection and control techniques. The workshop is led by Ted Jones, M...

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Winter Preparation. A walk through on closing up the hives at the apiary. Instruction on how to prevent mouse damage, apply appropriate hive ventilation and last-minute feeding techniques. The workshop is led by Ted Jones, Massaro Farms Apiary Manager and...

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Rockfall Foundation, 27 Washington Street, Middletown, CT 06457
Spring Meeting
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 123 Huntington Street, New Haven, CT