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What It Takes to Be a Beekeeper

Shane Gebauer - Brushy Mountain Bee Farm
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Workshop Level: Beginner
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Learn what it means to be a beekeeper and how to become one. Before getting started in beekeeping, you need to consider the big picture to decide if it is for you. We will look at the time commitment, location needed for a hive, "training"/education, and start-up costs. Then, we will get more detailed and discuss the needed equipment and how to get the bees. By the end of the workshop, you will have enough information to get started.

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Speaker Bio

Shane Gebauer has been a beekeeper and worked in the beekeeping industry for more than 10 years. Currently, he the general manager and partner at Brushy Mountain Bee Farm, which is one of the nation's largest beekeeping supply companies.

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