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BVBeeks Youth Program Schedule
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Aug1st year Class: Honey Bee BasicsSet Schedule, layout agenda, complete signups, fit sizes for bee suits
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2nd year Class: Goal Setting & Late Summer Management
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Field Trip 1st year: Practice lighting a smoker
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Field Trip 2nd year: Testing for Varroa
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SepBVBeeks Bee SchoolSchool has been cancelled for this year
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1st year Class: Types of Hives & Getting bees options
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2nd year Class: Winter Preps (Nutrition / Space / Mite Checks)
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Field Trip 2nd year: Your own Hive Inspections
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OctEveryone: Pests & Diseases
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Field Trip 1st year: Doing Hive Inspections @ Barnes' housemultiple days so we can have small groups
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Field Trip 2nd year: You and your mentor go through your mentor's hives
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Nov1st year Class: Feeding & Nutrition
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2nd year Class: Honey & Products of the Hive
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Field Trip: You and your mentor go through your mentor's hives
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DecClub Christmas partyOptional
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Building your hive boxes
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Jan1st year Class: Apiary Setup
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2nd year Class: Early Spring Hive Management
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Field Trip: Reversing Boxesmultiple days so we can have small groups
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Feb1st year Class: Botany for beekeepers
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2nd year Class: Space Management during Growth Periods
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Field Trip: Preventing starvation
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Mar1st year Class: Population / Space control
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2nd year Class: Splitting Hives
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Field Trip: You and your mentor go through your mentor's hives
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Apr1st year Class: When to Re-Queen
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2nd year Class: Queen Management
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Field Trip: You get bees for hivesLearn how to install package, you & your mentor install YOUR hives
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May1st year Class: Beekeeper YearWhen to do what
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2nd year Class: Hive Autopsy
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Field Trip: You & your mentor go through your hives
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Jun1st year Class: "Tools of the trade"smokers, brushes, frame holders, etc
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2nd year Class: Dearth & Nutrition Management
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Youth presentation to entire club10-15 minute talk about some aspect of beekeeping
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