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Beginner Beekeeping 201
*This class is currently full. You can join the waitlist here.
This class is designed for folks who intend to start beekeeping for the first time and want an overview of the main tasks and responsibilities they can expect in one’s first year. It could also be an opportunity for second year beekeepers to brush up on skills in preparation for the new season. This class can be taken on its own, or paired with Beginner Beekeeping 101. If you are brand new to beekeeping, you are strongly encouraged to attend Beginner Beekeeping 101 before attending Beginner Beekeeping 201.
Topics covered in this session will be:
- A month-by-month overview of the beekeeping season
- Best practices for handling bees with care and attention
- How to conduct hive inspections and what to look for
- Overview of common diseases and pests
- Deeper dives into key moments in a beekeeping season: swarming, re-queening, honey harvest, mite treatment, winterization
Beekeeping is a lifelong process of discovery. This class is designed to give you a basic foundation of the many considerations that go into responsible bee stewardship, as well as resources for further learning. Beekeeping responsibly will require significant continued education beyond these classes.
This in-person class will be a combination of lecture and hands-on learning, and will take place both indoors and outdoors. The indoor portion will be in a room with an air filter and doors open for good ventilation. Class size is limited to about 15 people, and we will be following current public health recommendations. Please dress for the weather.