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Monthly Beekeeping Workshops


Monthly Beekeeping Workshops

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Thursday, August 29, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for our Monthly Beekeeping Workshops at East Meadow Farm.

All workshops will be led by Carl Flatow.

Fee:  $20 per workshop

To register online, go to

April:  Weather dependent, new date will be announced shortly.

Installing a “Package” of honey bees. Carl will demonstrate how to set up the basic hive and install a package of bees. Also discussed will be what goes on for honey bees in the spring, appreciating the value of drawn comb vs. helping the bees to draw new comb by feeding “light” sugar syrup, and reviewing the honey bee development timetable.

Bonus topic: Buying bees vs Free Bees! Time to set up bait hives!

May:  Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 6:30pm

Evaluate colony health, then Super Up! How to read a colony. Revisit the bait hive., talk about swarming bees. What’s a Nuc? Making increases during the natural time for it. Types of splits. When to split/ How to split/ Is it a good idea?

June:  Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 6:30pm

Mite count demonstration. Discuss the varroa mite and the dangers it poses. Also will discuss treatments and other bee pests and diseases. Discuss Swarm control in more detail- what to look for and what you can/should do.

July:  TBD

Taking honey off? Looking through the entire hive to assess whether there are full boxes of capped honey. Evaluating the continuation of worker population build up. Should we break the brood cycle? Make splits? Requeen?

August: Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 6:30pm

Getting hives ready for conversion to winter mode. How are winter bees different? The importance of controlling mites at this time. Mite treatment options for the fall.

September:  Tuesday September 24, 2019 at 6:30pm

Preparing hive boxes for winter. How much honey do they need to have? Should we feed? Still counting mites? Can we winter over nuc colonies?

For information or if you have questions, contact Jennifer at 516-565-5265 Ext. 14 or


$20 per workshop


CCE-Nassau Environmental Horticulture Office
832 Merrick Avenue
East Meadow, New York 11554

Last updated August 27, 2019