Class: Techniques on Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping by Les Crowder
Date: March 10, 2018 9 AM - 4 PM
Location: Central VA Assembly of God, 5052 Cross County Rd., Mineral, VA 23117
Cost: $45.00 per person if pre-registered by 2-24-2018 or $50.00 at the door, meal included.
We are pleased to announce an exceptional educational opportunity for top-bar beekeepers and want-a-bees to learn from Les Crowder, author of "Top-Bar Beekeeping" a book on organic practices for honeybee health, natural hive management for honey, beeswax, and pollination.
This short biography was provided by Les Crowder:
"40 + years ago I became a teenage beekeeper. I got a degree in biology and spent most of my adult life with honeybees and beekeepers. I thought I began keeping bees but actually they began keeping me. I began spending many hours many days for many years with a bee veil on trying to figure out how to best “keep” them. I wanted to be involved in their affairs, to understand how they worked as bees on their own, naturally. I worked for a commercial beekeeper with 4,000 hives, I was an apiary inspector with the Dept. of Ag. I was a leader in the New Mexico Beekeepers Association. I wrote a book, “Top-Bar Beekeeping” that sells all over the world.
I began teaching beekeeping in the early 80s. I quickly realized that the best part of a beekeeping class was the hands on part, with bee veils on in bee hives. I love teaching. I am good at helping people understand how to lose their fear of bees but keep their awe and respect for them I have taught for the last 30+ years.