Beekeeping for Beginners

Natural Beekeeping – half-day class

Days to choose from:

Feb 6th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (online class ZOOM)

Feb 20th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Feb 27th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mar 13th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Apr 17th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Apr 24th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

May classes -to be announced

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

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

Length: four hours
Price: $65 per person (Starting Sep 1st $70 per person)

 

Course must be paid for to reserve your spot.  Sign up now before you miss out. 

Optional, second part, hands-on class at the bee yard

June 5th, 11am -2 pm. Cost $40.

If you need to cancel your spot, please let us know at least two 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


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
  • Basic facts about pests and diseases

 

During the nectar flow it is important to check for swarming
During nectar flow it is important to check for swarming