Ross Conrad learned his craft from the late Charles Mraz, world-renowned beekeeper and founder of Champlain Valley Apiaries in Vermont. Former president of the Vermont Beekeepers Association, Conrad is a regular contributor to Bee Culture—The Magazine of American Beekeeping. He has led bee-related presentations and taught organic beekeeping workshops and classes throughout North America for many years. His small beekeeping business, Dancing Bee Gardens, supplies friends, neighbors, and local stores with honey and candles, among other bee related products, and provides bees for Vermont apple-pollination in spring.
On May 7th and 8th, Ross Conrad will teach a two-day intensive Organic Beekeeping for Beginners class at Metta Earth Institute. Cost to register is $110 per person and includes a second edition copy of "Natural Beekeeping."
Ross Conrad will present at the 6th Annual Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association Conference and Field Event at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. Ross will lead a presentation on natural beekeeping, as well as an open hive demonstration, if the weather permits.
Location: Sterling College, Craftsbury Commons, VT | Authors: Ross Conrad
Ross Conrad will teach a two-day workshop at Sterling College on June 4 and 5.
Getting Stared With Organic Beekeeping:
This workshop provides an introduction for folks interested in small scale and backyard beekeeping. Ross will cover natural and organic beekeeping topics and practices including: location and equipment requirements; basic honey bee biology; swarming as an expression of the bees vitality; presence and mindfulness in the bee yard; non-toxic pest and disease control; and an appreciation for the role that pollinators and beekeepers play within the Earth's ecosystem. The program will be punctuated with an open hive demonstration with the opportunity for hands-on experience for students weather permitting.
Ross Conrad will teach a two-day intensive on getting started with organic beekeeping at the Vermont Veteran Farmer Coalition in Bristol, VT. This workshop does have a cost of $130 and includes lunch and supper.