Blue Lizard Farm
and Rodney Mehring
Basic Beekeeping and Safe Beekeeping in Africanized areas
Date, time and Location: April 21 2012 at the Extension Orchard Starting at 8am ( North Decatur and Horse: North from 215 on Decatur turn east on Horse Orchard on left about 1/4 mile park outside and walk in open gate) Class will run to about 5pm or until you are tired of my yakking. Half the day will be with the bees in the hives the other half will be classroom setting in the shade. We have 7 extra bee suits so if you have your own bee suit please bring it.
Lunch will be provided (let me know of special food needs)
Price is same as last year $100.00 with a discount for all Southern Nevada Beekeepers Association member of 20% (See Association Face Book page for more information on membership)
If you have questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or see contact information below.
Please pay Classroom Fee to hold your seat
Depending on interest in class we may have to limit class size.
If class is canceled you will get a refunded less any paypal fees.
Lunch will be cooked on-site with as much local food from my farm as we have growing.
Please Note: Phone calls are welcome for questions only. All registration must be by way of email or website. I am a farmer and I am out in the field most of the day if you call and try to register over the phone I will forget or lose the information. All update and program information will be added to this page so please book mark this page.
2012 Bee Class out line download draft.
Please Note #2: As you can see from this web page I am not a web designer. I am putting this page out to keep you informed about the bee class in Las Vegas. As questions come up I will add to this page. All of the information about this class will be here. The extension office is taking call and emails and sending them to me. Some of the information about the beekeeping class you hear my be wrong. The information you get from this page is from the instructor. If there are any changes you will find them on this page.
Please Note #3: I have started this web site in hopes of keeping all of the new class members connected for the future. My wife does do a fair job at web design and will be working on one for us. We hope to have a blog and a forum. As well as connect on facebook. Book mark this page to see updates and help us put this together. Comments are welcome and needed!
Please Note #4 For all of you that are going to be at the Beekeeping Class on April 21 we have some work to do. The orchard has lots of irrigation boxes and 2 or 3 times a year they get a swarm that moves in. They have an irrigation box that has had a hive in it for some time. I have talked the manager Jon into letting us removal the hive alive at the class. I am also giving this hive to one of the Beekeeping Class students as a prize by way of a drawing. I will provide a new queen for this colony as well. This hive will be most likely like a Nuc (5 frames of bees, queen and brood). I sell these Nucs for $125.00. So if you come to the class you could win a Nuc and more then pay for your class fees. This hive will be ready to be taken home about a month after we remove it. This is a really good learning opportunity for new beekeepers to learn how to remove bee in irrigation boxes.
Sorry but the beekeeping class is full.