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Year 2 Program

Lesson Plan for the Second-Year Beekeeper

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Year 2 – Building on Your Base

The second year focuses on working with full-size colonies and brings you along in managing colonies through the second year and working through activities that come with working with mature colonies – recovering from hives that do not make it through – navigating swarm season, harvesting honey, splitting hives, and filling out the additional experiences.

2nd Year Program Phases

Program Phase List
Phase 5 – Winter to Spring to Summer (Winter End and Swarm Season)
Phase 6 – Spring to Summer (Harvesting Honey)
Phase 7 – Summer to Fall (Queen Management and Colony Winterization)
Phase 8 – Winter (Colony Thermodynamics – Final topics of beekeeping)