Nuc Pickup and Beekeeping Class

Our beekeeping class at The Star Mill in American Fork was a huge success! Thanks to all who participated and good luck with your bees!
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In May, Stan taught three great beginning beekeeping classes to help new hobbyist beekeepers get started. Here are some photos of one event.
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The bee truck, loaded up with beekeeping equipment
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Stan talked for about an hour about equipment, bee biology, moving bees, placing hives, etc.
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Then we suited up and started up the smokers for the “In the Hive” part of the class.
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Stan showed how to transfer a beehive nucleus (“nuc” for short) from the nuc box to a standard hive box.
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Here is the “grimy” diagnostic hive. (The bad example of what you can find in a hive)
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He also showed what robbing will look like in a hive.
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And we had a honey extracting demonstration also.
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Overall, it was a success. We had a good time and were overwhelmed with information! See you next year!
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