Beekeeping Classes

We offer several beekeeping classes during the year, some for beginners wanting to learn the basics and others for those wanting to dig deeper.

Annual Swarm List Training & Certification

Thursday, March 30, 7-9pm
Location: Trinity Presbyterian Fellowship Hall
Class fee: $25

  • This class will be taught by the Guild's swarm list manager, Bryan Hains, and is required to be active on the Guild's swarm list
  • This is an interactive training session; feedback and suggestions from experienced members are welcome
  • Certification is valid for the current year of your membership
  • The class fee covers cost of room rental and take-home materials such as: Caution tape, instructional handouts, laminated "Bee Rescue in Progress" sign with contact info, etc.

To register and pay for the class, use the guild's online store. (Note: you will need to sign in to your account to have access to the class in the store. It is listed in the 'Classes' section.)

If would like to attend the class but are not available on March 30, please email the swarm list manager to request to be added to the list for the next training.

 

Michael Bush Queen Rearing Talk

Friday, March 31, 7-9 pm
Location: Peninsula Humane Society, 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame
Class fee: $20

A Queen Rearing talk by Michael Bush, Author of "The Practical Beekeeper, Beekeeping Naturally". Michael will go over the basics of queen rearing, selection of breeding queens, and honeybee genetics.

His slides are available online
Learn more about Michael Bush

To register and pay for the talk, use the guild's online store. (Note: you will need to sign in to your account to have access to the class in the store. It is listed in the 'Classes' section.)

Michael Bush Queen Rearing Workshop

Sunday, April 2, 9am to noon
Location: Private Residence in Los Altos (address will be shared 1 week before class)
Class fee: $30

This class will be a hands-on Queen Rearing talk and demonstration by Michael Bush, Author of "The Practical Beekeeper, Beekeeping Naturally". Michael will go over what to do once you have queen cells, how to introduce them to mating nucs or queenless hives. The "open hive" portion of this class is weather dependent.

His slides are available online
Learn more about Michael Bush

To register and pay for the class, use the guild's online store. (Note: you will need to sign in to your account to have access to the class in the store. It is listed in the 'Classes' section.)