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Wintering Bees Successfully Recorded Class

Wintering Bees Successfully Recorded Class

SKU: 1081

No matter how many years you’ve been keeping bees, if you have struggled with keeping your hives alive over winter, this is the class for you!


In this 2.5 hour online course, Ellen Bell of Bell Farm will cover how and when she begins preparing her hives for winter, and exactly what steps she takes to ensure their health and survival. Topics of discussion will include mite treatment, moisture control, insulation and hive wrapping, fall feeding, winter feeding, and more.


Ellen runs, on average, 100 hives, and she has been wintering bees in Iowa for nine years, with an average survival rate of 95%. For the past two consecutive winters, she has overwintered all her colonies with a 100% survival rate.


This class consists of a 2.5 hour video that was recorded in July 2023 when we taught the class live over Zoom. You will have access to the content through December 31, 2024, and the class recording can be rewatched as many times as you wish, through the end of the year.


After making your purchase, you will receive an email with a download link to a PDF welcome letter. Be sure to print or save this letter to your computer or tablet, as it contains instructions on how to access the class recording and slide deck. If you have any problems accessing the material, just reach out to us and we will be happy to help!


The recording is for personal use only by the original purchaser. Sharing and/or unauthorized distribution is strictly prohibited.

  • A note about your location...

    Beekeeping is a highly localized endeavor. Ellen’s expertise, and the focus of this class, is in wintering bees in Iowa; however, the techniques discussed can be applied to any similar climate. For that reason, this class is open to anyone who wants to take it, regardless of your location. Keep in mind that you may need to adjust the dates mentioned in the class to apply to your own location and seasonal timeline.

  • Testimonials from past students...

    “Highly recommend! Both my hives survived last winter with Ellen’s guidance!”

    —Mikayla C.


    “I took this class & had 100% survival rate last winter!”

    — Emily D.


    "I took it last year and it is a don't miss class. She is a great bee keeper and teacher."

    — Jerry V.


    "This is an excellent class, my bees made it through the winter because I took this class and learned what to do. I highly recommend it."

    — Jenia L.

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