Intro to Beekeeping, Pahrump, NV, January 8, 2022, 1-4 p.m. ($15 fee)
The class will cover:
- The role and life cycle of the queen bee, drone bee and the worker bee.
- Which subspecies of honey bees are good for the beginning beekeeper?
- Types of hives and choosing a safe location for your hive.
- The components of a hive and the purposes each serve.
- Protective clothing and the tools you will need to get started.
- The Africanized honey bee in Southern Nevada.
- The biggest threats to managed honey bees.
- The costs associated with purchasing the equipment and honey bees.
- Beekeeping definitions.
- We will discuss practical information on how to set up your first bee hive.
Register at (Beekeeping).
Pruning*, Gardening in Small Places Series, January 22, 2022, 8 a.m.-noon, in person class at Extension classroom, 8050 Paradise Road, LV ($10 fee)
In this class you will learn the what, when, where, why and how of pruning your landscape plants to keep your plants healthy and looking their best. Dr. Angela O’Callaghan leads this hands-on class and gives you the opportunity to get a feel for pruning by letting you try your skills on our landscape before doing your own. If you want to get some hands-on experience, please bring your pruners, gloves and eye protection. Please do not purchase pruners for this class. One of the topics is tools and we want you to know what to purchase before you do. We have tools here you can try out, but please bring your own gloves. Register at (Pruning).
Vegetable Gardening*, Gardening in Small Places Series, February 5, 2022, 9 a.m.-noon, via Zoom ($10 fee)
This workshop is geared to help gardeners of all skill levels learn how to be successful growing their own food in the Mojave Desert. Hint, it is not as hard as you might think! Come and join us and let Dr. Angela O’Callaghan teach you what you need to know to get started and have a successful garden this year. Let us help you to make 2022 your most successful vegetable garden yet! Register at (Vegetables).
Grape Growing in the Desert, February 12, 2022, 9 a.m.-noon, in person at 4600 Horse Drive, NLV ($12 fee)
Master Gardener Don White will teach the fundamentals of how to plant, care for and maintain healthy vines. Part of the class will be in a classroom setting and the latter part will be a hands-on demonstration of how to prune the canes. Register at (Grape Growing 2-12).
LV Arborist Certification Exam Prep & Certified Arborist Review Course, February 15-17, 2022, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., ($150-400 fee)
Course will focus on the ten areas of knowledge in the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) ISA Certification Arborist Application Guide. Materials to be used include the current ISA Arborists’ Certification Study Guide ANSI, Standards and ISA Best Management Practices. Register at (www.nevadashadetrees.org). Registration opens January 4, 2022 and prices go up after January 25th. ISA certification exam will be held on February 18, 2022 at 8 a.m., location to be determined. Exam fee is extra. Courses sponsored by Nevada Shade Tree Council, UNR Extension and Southern Nevada Arborist Group.
Grape Growing in the Desert, February 17, 2022, 9 a.m.-noon, in person at 4600 Horse Drive, NLV ($12 fee)
Master Gardener Yutaka Nomura will teach the fundamentals of how to plant, care for and maintain healthy vines. Part of the class will be in a classroom setting and the latter part will be a hands-on demonstration of how to prune the canes. Register at (Grape Growing 2-17).
Palm Tree Care & Pruning, February 26, 2022, 9 a.m.-noon, in person at 4600 Horse Drive, NLV ($12 fee)
Professor ML Robinson will cover how to care for and maintain a healthy palm tree. He will also cover when and how to prune palms. Register at (Palm Trees).
Compost*, Gardening in Small Places Series, March 5, 2022, 9 a.m.-noon, via Zoom ($10 fee)
Have you heard you cannot compost in the Mojave Desert? Have you tried to compost in the desert and have not been successful? If you would like to be greener and reduce vegetable waste, please consider joining our compost class. When purchased in the stores, compost can be expensive. So why not make your own? If you eat fruits, vegetables and throw any parts of them away, you have the beginning makings of compost. Even if you live in an apartment, you can make compost. Let Dr. Angela O’Callaghan show you how can make compost in the smallest of areas, just maybe not conventionally. Register at (Compost).
* For more information, please contact Elaine Fagin. If expecting an email, please check your spam and junk mail folders. Our notices are sent via Listserv emails, which sometimes go to these folders. We are pleased to make reasonable accommodations for members of the public who are disabled and wish to participate in our programs. If special arrangements are necessary, please notify Elaine Fagin at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 702-257-5573 at least 3 days prior to the event.