KSBA Online Learning Educational resources for successful beekeepers since 1949
Educational resources for successful beekeepers since 1949

Intermediate Beekeeping with Phil Craft

This course, Intermediate Beekeeping with Phil Craft, 2021 Intermediate KSBA Beekeeping Education Course schedule. A series of presentations by Phil Craft, retired Kentucky State Apiarist.

Swarming, biology, prevention & control

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Article by Phil Craft, “Swarm Warning: The Reproduction Cycle”

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Varroa overview, what is Integrated Pest Management (IMP), & monitoring for varroa mites

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Controlling varroa, chemical controls, includes ALL registered varroa chemical control products, including natural & synthetic chemicals

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Mid-summer hive management, honey dearth (no nectar sources available) issues, robbing precautions, wax moths, and ‘brief’ varroa summer treatment

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Removing honey from hive & processing honey, selling honey – including Kentucky honey regulations

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Developing & following a varroa management plan

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Fall hive management, helping your bees prepare for winter

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Diagnosis & control of honey bee diseases

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Q&A – Phil Craft & TBA special guest panelists

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Live class coming November 2, 2021