Explore pathways to upskilling and potential employment in outdoor pursuits that we are known for in our region.
Beekeeper Series: Field Day 1 - Spring Assessment and Checking for Disease
How healthy and strong is your beehive coming out of winter? What can you do to help them along? Checking and treating for Nosema, Varroa, and brood diseases.
Beekeeper Series: Field Day 2 - Getting Bees
Ways to get bees: packages, "nucs," complete hives, and swarms. Putting a package of bees into a hive.
Beekeeper Series: Field Day 3 - Swarms
Catching a swarm of bees and getting them into a hive. Building and using bait boxes to catch swarms.
Beekeeper Series: Field Day 4 - Extracting Honey
Getting honey out of the hive safely. Liquid honey, cut comb honey, creamed honey. Liquid honey with or without an extractor.
Beekeeper Series: Field Day 5 - Preparing for Winter
Fall disease treatment, fall feeding. Preparing for cold, wind, snow, and condensation.
Beekeeper Series: Microscopic Laboratory Session
Using the stereoscopic and compound microscopes to observe honeybee anatomy and to check for Nosema spores.
A one-day workshop that covers the basic steps to make traditional-style smoke-tanned buckskin.
Introduction to Sustainability
What does "sustainability" mean, and how does it relate to you? Broken down into six topics: air, water, food, shelter, energy and waste, this course will give you the tools and understanding to make simple changes in your life.
Join our resident beekeeping expert, Axel Krause, for this informative beekeeper series. A full range of topics will be covered from bee biology, and beekeeping management to disease and diagnosis controls.