Whether or not you want to actually perform Hive Doctor visits after the Intensives, this apprenticeship will give you a vast amount of experience for understanding your own hives.
We are limiting the intensives to 4 people per session, so there will be a great opportunity for hands-on learning.
It is required that you have taken the Session I (Beginning) and Session II (Intermediate) workshops from BackYardHive.com
What is a Bee Doctor?
A Bee Doctor is an individual who has had the experience of seeing and working with many hives in varied conditions of health, and is called upon when someone is unsure about how to resolve their hive issue. It is someone who has the skills to assess a hive and perform all the necessary hive tasks, from harvesting honey, to re-queening a hive. A Bee Doctor is someone who has gained the experience and sensitivity to know what needs to be done for the well being of the hive.
"Suzi and I are well and importantly, after one hot and one wet summer season, our Cathedral Hive colonies are powering. The oldest one (6 months) is very strong and ready to split a second time and the first daughter colony is healthy but still fairly small. It has added air tunnels around first frame which is all honey. Paperbark is about to blossom and they will pack that 30% protein nectar in bug time so expansion is necessary. We speak and think of you often - always inspiring to do so. Hope you are well and thriving also."
Sean and Suzi, Australia
"I attended Corwin’s Bee Doctor Intensive last year (2014) and found it to be the most valuable experience in honeybee colony analysis and resolution that I’ve had in my brief four years as a bee guardian. There is nothing comparable to hands-on experience, and Corwin filled our days with true field work - showing, guiding, teaching, encouraging, and supporting us as we experienced (and hopefully absorbed) his lessons. Corwin’s mastery of bee guardianship, his skill at assessment and resolution, as well as his strong compassion and respect for the bees and all life, shone throughout the Intensive and kept me captivated. Beginner or experienced, we all agreed that the Intensive was a unique and valuable experience. Although very tired, with my head spinning from all that I had seen and learned, I didn’t want it to end, and I will sign up to do it again! "
Valerie G., Longmont, CO