The Benefits of Beekeeping (Hilo) - CCECS Non-Credit Class
Date(s): Sep 18-Oct 27, T 4:30pm-7:30pm
Location: [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, K 108
Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.
Learn treatment-free beekeeping practices based on bee biology and developing a relationship and understanding of bees. This class is designed for anyone new to bees, as well as for those who have bees and want to learn a new way to relate and care for them. Includes bee biology, Hawaiian honeybee history, introduction to treatment-free beekeeping, pests and diseases, pollination, hygienic hive management, and more. The field day gives participants an opportunity to visit a thriving apiary, observe effective hive management techniques, and to develop their relationship with bees. Fee includes required textbook. Classes will be held on Tuesdays, September 18-Oct 23 from 4:30-7:30pm at UH Hilo Campus K 108. Field days held on Saturdays, October 6 and 27 from 9am-3pm, at Paradise Nectar Apiaries in Kaiwiki. Required: Students will need long pants, shoes, long sleeve shirt, hat, and gloves for field days. Limited protective equipment will also be available for use during class. Meet Jen Rasmussen: Jen Rasmussen has been caring for honeybees and learning with them on the Big Island since 2008. Over the years, she has developed methods for maintaining her hives without the use of chemicals or treatments. Jen organized the beekeeping program at Island Princess Macadamia Nut Farm and has since continued her role as an instructor and mentor to fellow bee enthusiasts. She enjoys sharing her experiences and love for bees with others.
Instructor(s): Jen Rasmussen.