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Hsv. Botanical Garden - Spring Beekeeping Activities... Honey Harvest Series


Repeats every week 1 times . Also includes Sat Mar 26 2022, Sat Apr 09 2022, Sat Apr 23 2022, Sat May 07 2022, Sat May 21 2022.
Saturday, March 12, 2022
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Saturday, May 21, 2022


Beekeepers anticipate the red maple bloom in February, knowing that their beehives will soon be expanding the brood nest and growing the colony's population back to full strength for the spring nectar flow. You can just imagine all the honey your bees will collect! But all of this Spring bounty means the bees will want to swarm. As the bees will likely issue out of the hive in a great mass and land on a nearby branch, your honey harvest ends up hanging in the trees! The Huntsville Botanical Garden presents this special series, on the dates below, from 10 AM to noon each session. Info. at https://hsvbg.org/adult-programs/ March 12, 2022—Spring Management Objectives and Initial Spring Inspections March 26, 2022—Swarm Mitigation and Splitting Strong Hives April 9, 2022—Establishing a Nucleus Colony April 23, 2022—Varroa Mite Load Assessment and Treatment May 7, 2022—Apiary Expansion Using Package Bees May 21, 2022—Honey Extraction



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