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BACKYARD BEEKEEPING

April 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Have you heard the buzz? Backyard Beekeeping classes are coming to the sanctuary! Join Peter Ferreira, certified master beekeeper, to learn
the time-honored tradition of keeping and caring for bees. Sanctuary classes introduce beekeeping to adults and children (12 and older and must be accompanied by an adult) in order to support and improve the environment for honey bees, wild bees, and other pollinators.

Reserve your spot now to begin your beekeeping adventure! Space is limited to 12 registrants per class.  All classes are non-refundable.  In the event of inclement weather, rain dates have been set aside as July 24th and October 23rd.  Classes are not recommended for anyone with bee allergies.

Individual classes will be offered for $50 per class based on availability starting April 12th.

Registration fees are non-refundable.

Introduction to Beekeeping Part 1 & 2 

Cost: $100
April 10 from 9:30-12:30pm (via Zoom);
April 24 from 11am-1pm (at the sanctuary)
Description: If you’re thinking about starting a backyard beehive or are just curious about what’s involved with keeping bees, then this is
the introductory class for you! Learn the 101 on how honey bees live, hive designs, and how to set up your first beehive.
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Beekeeping 8-Part Series

Cost: $350
Includes all 8 classes:

  • Introduction to Beekeeping Part 1 & 2
    April 10 from 9:30-12:30pm (via Zoom)
    April 24 from 11am-1pm (at the sanctuary)
    Description: If you’re thinking about starting a backyard beehive or are just curious about what’s involved with keeping bees, then this is
    the introductory class for you! Learn the 101 on how honey bees live, hive designs, and how to set up your first beehive.
  • Introduction to Beekeeping Part 3
    May 22 from 11am-1pm
    Description: Learn first hand how and what to feed your bees, ways to add space to your hive, nectar flow, hive inspection and more!
  • Introduction to Beekeeping Part 4
    June 19 from 9:30-11:30am
    Description: Keep your bees healthy and happy with tips on dealing with varroa mites, Integrated Pest Management, improving nectar flow and honey and more!
  • Hive Inspections and Open Topics (Q&A)
    July 17 from 9:30am-11:30am
    Description: Get a glimpse inside the hive and learn how to maintain an optimum environment for your bees.
  • Preparing For Fall
    August 14 from 9:30-11:30am
    Description: As the seasons change, so do the needs of these fragile pollinators. Learn all the preparations needed in the weeks and months ahead including seasonal hive inspections and Integrated Pest Management.
  • Preparing For Winter
    September 11 from 9:30am-11:30am
    Description: Winter is coming and it’s time to protect the bees for the cold ahead.
  • Final Winter Preparations
    October 16 from 11am-1pm
    Description: The bees have a long winter ahead and they need your help! Learn all the ways to sustain, feed and care for your bees during their hardest season.

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About Ferreira Homestead & Apiary

Ferreira Homestead & Apiary was founded 15+ years ago by Mr. Ferreira, a 3rd generation beekeeper and Mrs. Ferreira in Waterbury Connecticut
continuing a 100+ years family tradition dating back to Mr. Ferreira’s European Portuguese roots. Mr. Ferreira is a certified master beekeeper and is currently enrolled in the prestigious Cornell University Master Beekeeper Program where he is working on his second MBC. https://www.ferreiraapiary.com/

Details

Date:
April 10
Time:
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Venue

Sanctuary Property
end of Old Farm Road
Newtown, CT 06470 United States
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