Due to Covid, this virtual class is being offered instead of our introductory primer class and our all-day in-depth class. It will consist of a series of videos for you to watch at your own pace, followed by a live Q&A session. Videos will be available no later than March 13 and the Q&A will be March 20 1-2 pm. More details will be announced when we have them. Please mark your calendars.

Cost: The class is free, but you must ‘purchase’ it for $0 to register

Information covered: Have you been thinking about becoming a beekeeper? Wondering what it’s like to keep bees? This self-paced video class covers 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