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

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Coming May 4, 2021

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

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Coming June 1, 2021

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

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Coming June 22, 2021

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

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Coming July 6, 2021

Developing & following a varroa management plan

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Coming July 27, 2021

Fall hive management, helping your bees prepare for winter

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Coming August 24, 2021

Varroa mites – other IPM techniques (screened bottom boards, resistant stock – queens, brood breaks)

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Coming September 21, 2021

Q&A – Phil Craft & TBA special guest panelists

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Coming October 12, 2021