• beekeeping education

We offer beginning beekeeper classes three times a year for new beekeepers and to the more experienced beekeeper.  Call our store today for a current list of classes.  Ray is also available to speak at local and state association meetings.

 

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BEEKEEPER NEWS

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Beekeeping Basics

How to get started in beekeeping & suggested supplies

1. Join a local beekeepers association
2. Ask to be mentored by an experienced beekeeper
3. Read to learn:
           First Lessons in Beekeeping, Keith Delaplane
          Beekeeping for Dummies, Howlan Blackiston
4. Take a beekeeping class at your local Technical College or a Short Course offered by a local Beekeeping Club
5. Equipment for one 8 frame hive:
        •  1 telescoping cover for 8 frame equipment
        •  1 ventilated inner cover for 8 frame equipment
        •  One 8 frame brood box (deep)
        •  8 frames for the brood box
        •  8 sheets of waxed coated foundation for the brood box frames
        •  Three 8 frame honey supers (medium)
        •  24 frames for the honey supers
        •  24 sheets of waxed coated foundation for the honey super frames
        •  1 screened bottom board for 8 frame equipment
        •  queen excluder, optional
6. Protective clothing:             
         suit or jacket with veil, jeans, gloves
7. Starter Tools:
        •  smoker and a lighter of your choice
        •  hive tool
        •  front entrance feeder or inner hive feeder
        •  bee brush to use when harvesting honey

Best Top Bar Book

We recommend "Top-Bar Hive Beekeeping" by

We have heard Wyatt speak and he is very informative!

Calendar of Events

         2016 Beekeeping Classes

January 12, 2016 - Mountain Sweet Honey Co. will host a 6 week Beginner's Beekeeping Class from 7 pm to 9 pm starting Tuesday, January 12th. Ray will be the main instructor and we will be having a Q & A time each evening as well as having a drawing for a giveaway during each class. For more information go to our Facebook page click on the icon at the bottom of this page). Classroom size is limited, call to reserve your seat at 706-886-1322

January 16 & 17, 2016 - Mountain Sweet Honey Co. will host a weekend Beginner's Beekeeping Class from 9 am to 5 pm starting. Ray will be the main instructor and will be a fast paced class.  We will be having a drawing for a giveaway each day. For more information go to our Facebook page or email. Classroom size is limited, call to reserve your seat at 706-886-1322

 

 2015 Beekeeping Classes

September 8, 2015 - Mountain Sweet Honey Co. will host a 6 week Beginner's Beekeeping Class from 7 pm to 9 pm starting Tuesday, September 8th. Ray will be the main instructor and we will be having a Q & A time each evening as well as having a drawing for a giveaway during each class. For more information go to our Facebook page (click on the icon at the bottom of this page) or email. Classroom size is limited, call to reserve your seat at 706-886-1322 CLASS FULL

 

2015 FESTIVALS

November 7th & 8th - We will participate as a vendor at the Toccoa Harvest Festival from 10 am to 4 pm both days. Our store will be closed on Saturday, November 7th-see you in downtown Toccoa!