Beekeeping for Beginners

Natural Beekeeping – Two part class

Days to choose from:

Feb 5th, (part 1) 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Online class on ZOOM
Feb 12th,
(part 2) 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Online class on ZOOM

Feb 26th, (part 1) 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Online class on ZOOM
March 5th, (part 2) 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Online class on ZOOM

April 2nd, (part 1) 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Online class on ZOOM
April 9th, (part 2) 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Online class on ZOOM

Apr 27th,  (part 1) 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Online class on ZOOM
May 4th,  (part 2) 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Online class on ZOOM 

Class must be prepaid to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

We are planning to have an additional class in person, when the covid restrictions will be lifted.

This course is a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and training videos with the focus on natural beekeeping approach.

Length: 2x 3 hours
Price: $80 per person

You will be learning  about:

  • Honey bees: biology, functioning as a society
  • Queen, drone and worker bee identification
  • Getting started in beekeeping
  • Types of beehives
  • Beehive components
  • Beekeeping equipment
  • How to assemble the foundation-less frame
  • How to handle honey bees and brood frames
  • Hive management – basics
  • Beekeeper’s seasonal responsibilities in the first year
  • Basic facts about pests and diseases

Sign up now before you miss out. 

If you need to cancel your spot, please let us know at least 48 hours before the beginning of the class.  There is a $40 cancellation fee per each class. A refund will not be given, if you are a no show.


 

 

Your choice of date


optional Hands-on class at the bee yard

June 4th, 11am -2 pm. Cost $50

Participants of June 4th class will need a protective gear (hat, veil) and closed toed footwear. Long sleeves and light colored material clothing is suggested. Please bring your own protective head gear.  A simple bug jacket or mosquito veil will suffice. Water bottles are recommended. A notebook and pencil could be handy.


 

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During the nectar flow it is important to check for swarming
During nectar flow it is important to check for swarming
 
First Year Hive Maintenance

June 25th, 11am -2 pm. Cost $70

You bought your first nuc, installed it in the hive, and now what? Join us at our Hive Maintenance in the First Year class. We will teach you how to read a frame to understand how well the colony is doing, what to expect during the summer, a dearth time, how to prevent robbing, and more! Our three hour class will take place at our educational apiary/ bee sanctuary on June 25th at 11:00 am. As we will be opening hives to have a hands-on experience, you need to bring your own head covering with a veil.

Length: three hours

Price: $70


 

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winter preparations

September 17th, 11am -2 pm. Cost $70


 

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Queen and her attendants
Queen and her attendants