Learn To Keep Bees & Live @ the Hive – 4 Part Class -2022 – Online Anytime Class


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4 Part Class That Takes You Through the Beekeeping Season

Ever thought about keeping bees? Like the idea of learning as you go throughout the season? Then this series of classes is right for you! We have divided up the content and set the schedule to provide beginning beekeepers the right information at the right time. Honeybees are livestock and in order to properly care for them there are many things a beekeeper needs to know. Our 24-26 hours of instruction spread over the season and hopefully coupled with the live hive demos which allows us to go into more depth than a typical one- or two-day overview class. Participant will receive an electronic version of the course manuals. We are working on making it possible for you to be able to connect with classmates and facilitators on a closed Facebook group.

Class Dates and Content

• Part 1 – March 12, 2022, approx. 6 hours.
Covers elementary bee biology, an overview of the beekeeper’s year, choosing an apiary location, types of hive equipment, races of honeybees, buying bees and more.

• Part 2 – April 9, 2022, approx. 6 hours
Covers package and nuc installation, early season care, how to inspect honeybee colonies and what to look for.

• Live at the Hive 1 – To Be Determine in May.
Hands on spring inspection of an active honeybee colony.

• Part 3 – June 11, 2022, approx. 6 hours
Learn about mid-season care, pest and disease management, honey production and more.

• Live at the Hive 2 – To Be Determined in July
Hands on mid-season inspection of an active honeybee colony

• Part 4 – August 13, 2022, approx. 6 hours.
Learn about fall and early winter care, methods for improving overwintering success, winter inspections and what to look for.

Class Time/Location: Online self-paced videos. An email will be sent to registered participants containing the class video links as well as a date for the LIVE Q&A session(s) which we strongly encourage you to attend. The Q&A’s will be through zoom.

Cost: $165.00.

To Register: You must register to attend this class. You can register Online or by phone 608-444-1493


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FOR December

Periodically check hives
Clean and prep extra equipment
Order package bees if needed
Catch up on readings about bees
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