Stone Barns Center has started a series calleld “Beekeeping for Newbees,” and Greg and I were there to learn all about setting up the hive, the queen’s nuptial flight and other bee-related knowledge.
Dan Carr, Stone Barns livestock assistant and beekeeper, lectured about setting up, ordering stuff for the hive, working with the hive and identifying brood, queens and diseases. Throughout the summer, there will be other classes to learn about hive inspection, treatments for mites, supering, harvesting and processing honey, and preparing for winter. Yay! We will go to all of them to better learn how to take care of our girls.