FULLY STOKED

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The FULLY STOKED option is our one stop shop course to start beekeeping in Alaska! We will provide you with your own personal hive and all the equipment you need to go from zero to hero! With the fully stoked package we will be advising you as the primary beekeeper of your beehive. We will walk you through all the steps and educate you on what you need to know to successfully keep bees up here in Alaska. You will get to keep 100% of the equipment and 100% of the honey that we will help you harvest from your beehive.

This course will go from April 24st - November 1st. Class will take place at the Stoked bee farm here in Homer Alaska. Class will go from 1pm-3pm on every other Sunday starting April 24th. Tea, espresso, snacks will be provided! We advise participants to attend the classes in person but there will be a virtual option for those who cannot make it which will be a broader overview. 

WHATS INCLUDED?

  • 2 - 6 5/8 supers, 2 used deeps assembled and painted
  • 40 - 6 1/4 inch grooved top bar frames, assembled
  • 40 - sheets plastic based foundation
  • 1 - bottom board, assembled and painted
  • 1 - Telescoping metal cover, assembled and painted
  • 1 - Inner cover
  • 1 - reversible entrance reducer
  • 1 - metal queen excluder
  • 1 - frame feeder
  • 1 - all purpose hive tool
  • 1 - bee brush
  • 1 - bee smoker to calm bees
  • 4 lbs of bees 
  • Carniolan Queen bee 
  • Use our $12,000 commercial honey extraction equipment
  • Access to our wintering facility to keep your bees through the winter 
  • All the stoke and encouragement you could ever want ;) 
  • Phone coaching

12 hands on learning classes:

1. April 24th (Meet the Bees) 

2. May 8th (Spring check, Bee anatomy, Colony structure)

3. May 22nd (Dandelions, cluster development, nectar flows 101)

4. June 5th (The Doldrums)

5. June 19th (Swarm control 101)

6. July 3rd (FIREWEED BLOOM, Queen management)

7. July 17th (Intro to the honey, How to optimize your crop)

8. July 31st (Queen excluders, Honey pull, TIMING)

9. August 14 ( THE HARVEST!)

10. August 28th (Honey processing, Winter prep, Feeding)

11. Sept 11th ( Post harvest moves, Wintering strategies)

12. Sept 25th (Making weight, Colony contraction, Winter prep)

6 VIRTUAL CLASSES: (Release Date) TItle 

1. (May 15th) Meet the Bees

2. (June 15th) Spring check/ Intro to honey production

3.  (July 15th) Bloom targeting/ Swarm control

4. (August 15th) Honey harvest/ Honey processing 

5. (September 15th) Post harvest check/ Winter prep

6. (October 15th) Wintering strategies

In these classes we will teach you everything we know from the basics to optimizing honey production to effective wintering strategies. You will even have the option to use our state of the art wintering facility to keep your bees through the winter. On a good year with the right preparation we can expect an %75 success rate overwintering your bees. 

After keeping 100+ beehives in Alaska for the last 6 years we have learned a thing or two about what to do and what not to do with bees here in Alaska. It can be a little daunting to start keeping bees up here up here. Let us share with you our experience and our best practices. Learn from our mistakes, not yours!


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