This course provides the instruction and hands-on experience to turn a beginner into a confident backyard beekeeper. Topics include hive management, bee biology, recognizing and treating common diseases and predators, and legal requirements.
After completing the course successfully, participants are eligible to receive a starter bee colony when available at no additional cost. Frames and other hive equipment not included.
There will by an in person introductory group class from 8-10am Saturday October 9th at our South 40 teaching hives. Then there will be two Tuesday evening online classes October 12 and 19th, 7-9pm.
Then there will be a two hour in-person mentoring session working in hives at the bee sanctuary with an experienced beekeeper in a safe manner with face masks required. You can sign up for your 2 hour mentor session on Saturday or Sunday. You will need your own beekeeping suit, gloves, hive tool and smoker. For more information about the course, zoom link for the class and mentor session enroll now.