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Workshops

Beginning Beekeeping
Saturday, March 14, 2015
10 am to 4:30 pm EST
Ewen-Trout Creek School
144 Airport Road
Ewen, MI 49925

2015
Backyard
Beekeeping
Workshops

Advanced Beekeeping
Saturday, March 28, 2015
10 am to 4:30 pm EST
Ewen-Trout Creek School
144 Airport Road
Ewen, MI 49925

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Ontonagon, MI 49953
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Advanced Beekeeping
Saturday, March 28, 2015
10 am to 4:30 pm EST
Ewen-Trout Creek School
144 Airport Road
Ewen, MI

Backyard Beekeeping Workshops
Michigan State University Extension is once
again teaming up with Les McBean, owner
of White Birch Apiary in Bruce Crossing, to
offer two Backyard Beekeeping Workshops.

Beginning Beekeeping
Saturday, March 14, 2015
10 am to 4:30 pm EST
Ewen-Trout Creek School
144 Airport Road
Ewen, MI
McBean will focus on a year in the life of a
U.P. beekeeper and will cover what
equipment is needed to get started,
equipment easily made at home, inspecting
your colonies and how to recognize a queenright colony, a laying worker or queenless
colony. Also covered will be the different
races of bees, types of queens, requeening,
building bear fences, making splits (divides),
the latest in beekeeping news, new
treatments for mites, emergency feedingwhat to use and how, spring medications,
spring inspection of over-wintered hives,
making comb honey and how to get started
with a package in cold weather. Time will be
allotted for a question and answer session.

*** Registration deadline is
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 ***

McBean will discuss the 2014 season highs
and lows and the latest in beekeeping news,
when to re-queen, how to build bear fences,
making splits, spring/fall medications, new
medications available and new treatments for
mites. Also covered will be making and
storing various kinds of comb honey, testing
your honey for water content, storing your
honey and marketing. Cooking, baking and
canning using your honey. There will be a
demonstration and discussion on how to get
a package through a cold spring with various
types of emergency feeding. Participants
interested in a honey exchange can bring a
12-16 ounce jar of their own honey to
exchange with others. Time will be allotted
for a question and answer session.
*** Registration deadline is
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 ***

Registration Form
Name_______________________
Address______________________
____________________________________

Phone_______________________
Email address_________________
The registration fee is $25 for adults and $15
for youth 12-18 years old
-includes refreshments & lunch.

I will be attending the following
workshop(s):

Beginning Beekeeping
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Adults_______x $25 = _______
Youth _______x $15 = _______

Advanced Beekeeping
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Pre-registration is required. The
registration fee, $25 for adults and $15 for
youth 12-18 years old, includes refreshments
& lunch. There will be door prize drawings
held at each workshop with a variety of
prizes available. Door prizes are donated by
individuals, area businesses and beekeeping
supply companies. If you would like to
donate a door prize, please contact the
Ontonagon County
MSU Extension
Office at 906-884-4386.

Adults_______x $25 = _______
Youth _______x $15 = _______

Amount Enclosed: $_____________
Please send this completed form and your
check or money order payable to:

Ontonagon County MSUE
725 Greenland Road
Ontonagon, MI 49953