Time: 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Date: Saturday, February 22
Location: Fireplace Room, Congregational Church of Belmont, 751 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont (map)
Cost: The class is free, but you must ‘purchase’ it for $0 to register

Have you been thinking about becoming a beekeeper? Wondering what it’s like to keep bees? Join us for a  class on the basics of beekeeping:

  • Why keep bees
  • Queen, worker, drone: which bee does what?
  • The beekeeper’s year
  • Where and when to get bees
  • Types of beehives (Langstroth, top-bar, Warre)
  • Equipment you’ll need
  • Where and when to get equipment
  • “Beeing” a good neighbor
  • Varroa mites: to treat or not treat, types of treatment
  • Harvesting honey and other hive products