Saturday, March 31, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon – Spring Hive Management

Join Massachusetts State Beekeeper Ken Warchol on Saturday, March 31 at 10 am at Berkshire Botanical Garden for an in-depth lecture on spring management of honey bee hives. This lecture will focus on how to manage spring hive population build-up, feeding, dividing, pest monitoring and protection and most importantly how to prevent swarming. For beekeepers this program will provide critical information and most especially timing of important management techniques to get the honey season off to a positive start. Following this class, participants are welcome to stay to meet and discuss beekeeping with others. $5 for BBG members, $10 for nonmembers. Register online at

Ken Warchol, is a 6th generation beekeeper and former teacher whose lectures are enjoyed by expert and novice beekeepers alike. He has previously served as a Massachusetts State Bee Inspector. Advance registration is highly recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome, space permitting. Image of Ken Warchol from