Master Beekeeper Erin MacGregor-Forbes will be teaching a workshop on Overwintering Summer Nucs July 16, 2011.
This workshop is designed for beekeepers with 2+ years of beekeeping experience.
In the workshop we will discuss how making summer nucs can play a key role in creating your sustainable northern apiary.
There will be a hands on demonstration of nuc creation in the Cumberland County Beekeepers Association Club Apiary, using the CCBA Club hives. Northern Raised queens for this workshop will be provided by French Hill Apiaries of St Albans, VT.
Cost of the workshop is $140 and includes two northern raised queens and a divided deep hive body to house your two nucs.
(you will need a solid bottom board and telescoping cover, as well as at least one strong colony in your home apiary to make your own nucs.)
More information is available on the CCBA Website at http://mainebeekeepers.org/cumberland-county-beekeepers/events/summer-nuc-workshop/