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Course Description

Beekeeping is a fun and interesting hobby that allows you to produce the delicious treat of honey while helping the environment. Learn the basic principles necessary to begin this fascinating hobby. We'll discuss location requirements, how to obtain bees, required equipment, and how to care for your new colony. Also, a basic appreciation of honey bees will be presented to help the beginner understand the 'why' underlying management manipulations. No prior knowledge of honey bees or beekeeping is required. Class is taught by Vincent Aloyo, PhD, Master Beekeeper.

 

Notes

NOTES FOR SPRING 2021

This course, for Spring 2021, is a hybrid course that includes online class sessions and one session on-site at the Temple University Ambler campus.

Tues/Thurs, Feb 2, 4, 16, 18, Mar. 16 and 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, online via Zoom
and Saturday, March 20 from 11 AM to 2 PM (at the Ambler campus)*
*Inclement Weather Date: Sunday, March 21 from 11 AM to 2 PM (at the Ambler campus)

During the hands-on portion of the course, participants will have the opportunity to experience opening a beehive and handling honey bees; examine the hive for all four development stages of honey bees; look for males (drones) and the queen; demonstrate how to determine if the hive is healthy; observe bees returning to the hive with pollen and look for stored pollen and honey in the hive; demonstrate how to feed sugar syrup and pollen substitute and explain why such feeding may be necessary.

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Section Title
Introduction To Beekeeping
Type
Online-fixed date/synchronous meeting(s)
Days
T, Th
Time
6:30PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Feb 02, 2021 to Feb 04, 2021
Type
Online-fixed date/synchronous meeting(s)
Days
T, Th
Time
6:30PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Feb 16, 2021 to Feb 18, 2021
Type
Online-fixed date/synchronous meeting(s)
Days
T, Th
Time
6:30PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Mar 16, 2021 to Mar 18, 2021
Type
Workshop
Days
Sa
Time
11:00AM to 2:00PM
Dates
Mar 20, 2021
Type
Workshop
Days
Su
Time
11:00AM to 2:00PM
Dates
Mar 21, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Location
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $155.00
Instructors
  • Vincent Aloyo
Section Notes

This course is a hybrid course that includes online class sessions and one session on-site at the Temple University Ambler campus.

Tues/Thurs, Feb 2, 4, 16, 18, Mar. 16 and 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, online via Zoom
and Saturday, March 20 from 11 AM to 2 PM (at the Ambler campus)*
*Inclement Weather Date: Sunday, March 21 from 11 AM to 2 PM (at the Ambler campus)

During the hands-on portion of the course, participants will have the opportunity to experience opening a beehive and handling honey bees; examine the hive for all four development stages of honey bees; look for males (drones) and the queen; demonstrate how to determine if the hive is healthy; observe bees returning to the hive with pollen and look for stored pollen and honey in the hive; demonstrate how to feed sugar syrup and pollen substitute and explain why such feeding may be necessary.

Cancellation, Withdrawal and Refund Policy

A participant who withdraws from a non-credit course, in writing, up to one-week prior to the starting date of the course, will receive a refund, minus a $25 withdrawal fee; for all certificate programs the withdrawal fee is $50. For courses costing $75 or less, the withdrawal fee is $10 per course. No refunds will be given after that time. E-mail your withdrawal request to: course.withdrawals@temple.edu. Please note that if you do not officially withdrawal from a course and you do not attend the course, you are still responsible for payment. Temple University reserves the right to cancel a course for any reason. If the course is cancelled, you will be notified and your entire tuition will be refunded.

For more information contact us at ncce@temple.edu 267-468-8500.