MSBA and Bee Squad are excited to announce a new class on MAKING NUCs and SPLITS.
TUITION: $25 and a current MSBA membership
PREREQUISITE: Minimum of one year/season of beekeeping
DATE: Saturday, March 02, 2019
TIME: 9:00am - 4:00pm
LOCATION: University of Maryland / Plant Sciences Building / Room 1130 / 4291 Fieldhouse Dr. / College Park, MD 20742
CLASS SIZE: Limited to the first 40 members who enroll.
DESCRIPTION: Start making your own Splits and Nucs (and stop buying bees!). This course will cover basics of splitting and making nucleus colonies commonly used in small scale operations. We will explain the pros and cons of various methods, so you will have a full arsenal of options to keep your apiary sustainable. From Snelgrove to Disselkoen, varroa to winter woes, doubles to mating, we'll guide you through the important skills. This is a classroom setting, so no bee suits needed.
- How and when to make splits
- Splits for Varroa control
- Even splits
- Walkaway Splits
- OTS (On The Spot) Split
- Snelgrove splitting method
- Nucs as a resource
- Production nucs
- Double nucs / Overwintering nucs