Honeybee Management for Beginners

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 1:00 pm until Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 3:00 pm
(815) 208 – 7059
Honeybee Management for Beginners

There's a buzz going on in Fulton

The Andresen Nature Center in Fulton hosts a discussion on honeybee management on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. This session’s primary focus is tailored toward newer beekeepers and those interested in starting their own apiaries.

Led by Mike Kramer, a local beekeeper and the consultant for the Nature Center’s observation beehive, the event will be both entertaining and educational. Basic hive boxes and equipment will be on hand for demonstrations. In addition, the observation hive at the Center will be on hand for inspection.


Topics covered include basic equipment set-up, tips on getting a colony safely bedded into their new home, preparing for “The Spring Flow,” hive inspections, and monitoring for pests.

More-experienced beekeepers are also welcome to attend but are encouraged to break off into a separate discussion group to cover more nuanced and detailed issues relevant to their specific interests or concerns.

Free event, but call & reserve a comfy seat

There is no charge for this event but please contact the Nature Center if you are planning to attend, as comfortable seating will be prioritized for those with a reservation (815) 208 – 7059.

Follow up sessions are planned for every other month throughout 2019 so follow the Andresen Nature Center FB page for details -- link at top of this event.


The Andresen Nature Center is located at 409 North 4th Street in Fulton, immediately adjacent to Heritage Canyon.

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