South Coast Research and Extension Center
University of California
South Coast Research and Extension Center

Cultivating Gardening Skills - Advanced Beekeeping - Wednesday Class

Date: May 31, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact: Garden Hotline

Sponsor: UCCE Orange County Master Gardeners, CA

Location: South Coast Research and Extension Center

Event Details

Cultivating Gardening Skills Workshops

The Buzz about Bees Workshop

Wednesday, May 31, June 7, June 14 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

This hands-on workshop series offers gardeners opportunities to learn about starting and keeping a backyard bee colony. The series is wide-ranging, and covers best beekeeping practices based on science and research.

May 31, 2017—Intro to Beekeeping: History, Beekeeping Equipment, Protective Equipment, Sources for Beekeepers, Bees & Equipment Suppliers

June 7, 2017— Honey Bee Colony: Classification, Castes &Races, Life Cycle & Reproduction, Bee Biology, Colony Behaviors, Communication, Pheromones

June 14, 2017—Honey Bee Products: Honey, Beeswax, Pollen, Royal Jelly,  & Apitherapy

The workshop series will be held at South Coast Research and Extension Center, 7601 Irvine Blvd, Irvine.

The cost of this three-part workshop series is $90.00 per person. 

Registration required:

The dates and topics for future workshops are listed below.  

 May 31      Advanced Backyard Beekeeping - Wednesdays                                                           Please note - $90.00 registration fee for this 3-part workshop series.

June 3        Pruning Fundamentals for Ornamentals (optional toolkits available for                        $30.00)

June 17       Fruit Trees – Summer Pruning Methods

Nov. 4         Fruit Trees – Winter Pruning Methods

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