Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping – 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? 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. Video series includes a main video and 3 show n tell videos.
Apprentice Beekeeper – This beekeeping class is for individuals that are starting their second year of beekeeping or who want a little more information than the basics before they get started. It has more details on honeybee biology, pests, diseases, economics, and management. An e-book is included in the class fee. This class also prepares individuals for the third class, Journeyman Beekeeping, for third year beekeepers.
Journeyman Beekeeper – The Journeyman beekeeping class is a course for beekeepers with 2 or more years of beekeeping experience or have taken the beginner and apprentice classes. This class has more details on honeybee biology, combining/splitting hives, varroa mite biology, swarm catching, and economics. Second year beekeepers and more experienced can take this course. No absolute beginner.