Bee Bootcamp: Beekeeping Basics for Veterans
We are proud to be the official state Heroes to Hives partner offering Bee Bootcamp
with the PA State Beekeepers Association. At this time, planning for the 2024 season is
underway--please check back in January.
Heroes to Hives online training is free to veterans and their dependents. Heroes to Hives is a 9-month beginning beekeeping education course designed to train Service Members through a free online training program that is coupled with on-ground training opportunities (in select States) and to develop a community of support with other veterans. Registration for 2024 Heroes to Hives opens Nov.1, 2024.
Samples of topics participants will learn about hands-on at Bee Bootcamp classes
(subject to change):
April/May Nuc Installation
May Hive Handling and Inspection Workshop at Forever Heart Apiaries LLC.
June Hive Inspection, Supering, and Swarm Management Workshop
July Varroa Mite Monitoring & Management, the Nectar Dearth, and How to Recognize
and Stopping Robbing.
August Hive Splits and Fall Management Workshop: This workshop will cover fall management or hives and late season splits.
September Honey Harvest, Combining Colonies, and Winter Preparation Workshop. Depending on the honey harvest, a honey extraction workshop will be scheduled.
October Overwintering Workshop
Honey Bee Health Coalition offers a wealth of reliable information on managing healthy hives.
*A veteran is one who served in the United States Army, Navy,
Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard, including the reserve
components thereof, and was released from the service under
conditions other than dishonorable. Active duty, and current
Guard and Reserve members are also eligible for Bee Bootcamp.