Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping Description
Want to learn more about honey bees and pollinators? Considering beekeeping, but want to learn more before you invest? Just bought your bees and equipment, now what? Have some experience in beekeeping but not quite confident in what you’re doing? Want to be more prepared for winter? Then this class is for you!
Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping will focus on the principles of beekeeping. Learn the history of beekeeping, honeybee biology, plant and pollinator relationships, and essential equipment & requirements. By the end of this class, you will be ready to work your own colony the first year and be able to help experienced beekeepers with their hives. This class is part of the Midwest Master Beekeeper Program.
“Apprentice Beekeeper” will focus on hive health and management. These include information on how to check the health of your hive, how to monitor for pests and diseases, honeybee biology, swarm management, queen replacement, and other IPM recommendations.
Missouri Upcoming Classes!
March 3 & 5 – Intro class
May 19 & 21 – Apprentice class
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Illinois Upcoming Classes!
Illinois Valley Community College
815 N. Orlando Smith Road
Oglesby, Illinois 61348
March 3 & 5