IN TOP BAR HIVES
A WEEKEND INTENSIVE CLASS
MARCH 21-‐22, 2015
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
31 West Milwaukee Avenue
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
FEATURING Christy Hemenway
Christy Hemenway is the author of The Thinking Beekeeper –
A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives
A Gold Star Weekend Intensive is two very full days. This two-day workshop will cover:
• How We Got Here From There – A history of the beekeeping methods and agricultural practices that have brought us to the
methods in use today. What effect are these methods having on honeybees? What is causing CCD, and what can you do to
• Inside the Hive – What are the bees doing in there? How can we support their natural processes and systems, managing the
hive responsibly, but interfering as little as possible?
• When to Do What & Why – Starting a new hive, performing hive inspections, comb handling, honey harvesting, wax
rendering, mite monitoring, splitting your hive, winterizing. This section includes hands-on work with Gold Star equipment.
• Terrible Things That Can Happen to Your Wonderful Bees – Forewarned is forearmed! Learn how to keep your bees healthy,
and how to recognize and resolve problems in the hive.
To register – GoldStarHoneybees.com or call 207-449-1121
Class Schedule: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm both days
Gather at 8:30 for coffee and light breakfast, provided; Class starts at 9:00
Lunch is 1 hour at noon. Lunch is available for purchase from the ‘church ladies’ or you may bring your own bag lunch.
***Students must register by MARCH 6!*