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All attendees must have a signed 2024 waiver on file and have at minimum a hat veil to enter the bee yard.

Tidewater Beekeepers Hive Inspection Hands-On Field Day Schedule:

Location: Tidewater Beekeepers Association Apiary

Date: March 30th, 2024

Duration: 2 hours

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM: Welcome and Safety Briefing

  • Introduction to the field day.

  • Overview of hive inspection importance.

  • Explanation of safety gear and precautions.

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM: Hive Inspection Demonstration

  • Step-by-step demonstration by experienced beekeepers.

  • Learning what to look for during inspections.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Hands-On Practice Session

  • Participants divided into small groups.

  • Supervised practice of hive inspection techniques:

    • Opening the hive.

    • Identifying hive components.

    • Spotting the queen and assessing hive health.

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM: Q&A Session

  • Opportunity to ask questions and seek clarification.

  • Discussion on hive inspection best practices.

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM: Q&A Session

  • Provide light refreshments for participants.

  • Opportunity for informal discussions and networking among participants and instructors.

  • Clean up and adjourn

Note: Please arrive on time and ensure you have appropriate protective gear. Lunch will not be provided, but light refreshments will be available. We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any questions before the event, feel free to contact us.

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