Intermediate Beekeeping Case Study Seminar: March 18, 2018

As a next step in intermediate beekeeping education, the DC Beekeepers are proud to be working with Catholic University's School of Engineering to offer a first of its kind case-study based seminar on Sunday, March 18th from 10 AM to 2 PM that focuses on practical approaches to critical local beekeeping problems.

This class is designed to put beekeepers in situations which require experience, strategy, and solutions by looking at background information, photographs, and new observations in conversation and collaboration with other beekeepers at the same level. Different approaches and solutions will be developed and discussed, mapping out recommended next steps in a real-world context:

  1. Assessing a lost colony/causes
  2. Weak colony: diagnosis and prognosis
  3. Assessing and addressing queen health and performance
  4. Nectar flow readiness and response
  5. Diagnosing common pests
  6. Swarm readiness and response

The session will take place at Catholic University: Pangborn Hall, Scullen Room, very near Brookland/CU Metro (Red Line):

This sessions is appropriate to beekeepers over the age of 18 with at least one year of hands-on beekeeping experience. We are asking a course fee of $10 to offset the cost of materials. Please contact for questions concerning the class fee.

To participate, please complete the form below: starred fields are mandatory.
After completion, you will be brought to a payment process managed by PayPal: this system accepts credit cards and e-checks in addition to PayPal accounts.

Please let us know if you have questions, requests, or materials related to these questions from your own colonies (photos, records, samples) that you would like to bring.