Bee-come a Beekeeper
Do you want to help SAVE THE WORLD? Honey bees are a very important part of food agriculture. We want to help YOU take on this new adventure.
Our beginner beekeeping course was designed to be an informative open learning experience where you can interact and learn what you need to start your journey to becoming a proficient beekeeper.
We are limiting the attendance of the course per session to allow for proper social distancing and to ensure that you get the attention to deserve to learn well. The sessions will be held inside and outside, with some awesome hands-on experience!
We start the workshop in the honey store to get to know everyone and to see what they want to take away from the workshop. We will cover the basic parts of the hive with proper terminology. We will touch base on the life cycle of the honey bee with a brief explanation of the year of the beekeeper.
Then we will carry on outside with a mock bee yard set up. So you can see what the hive will look like throughout Spring, Summer, and Winter. We will deeply cover the year of the beekeeper, talking about hive management, hive feeding, medicating, and the health of the honeybee.
The exciting part! Everyone will get suited up and walk to the bee yard. Everyone will be able to see in the hive, what a male bee (drone) looks like, the queen bee, and the proper egg pattern (healthy brood). We focus on what a healthy hive looks like and what to be aware of. We usually look into a few hives and compare the difference. Everyone will be able to identify eggs. This is a very important part. We will also explain with visual experience how to split and make two hives out of one.
Then cover Pest management and solutions. We then walk through our honey room and cover a little bit about honey extraction. We love to cover all questions and love it when you ask lots of questions throughout the class.
After the class, you should feel confident to run your hive! It's a great step to start helping save the world. We love talking about bees and love to help you for years to come! Well, don't delay in signing up for the class. The class space is limited. We only run workshops during the spring.
In Spring, there will only be four classes. Form 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. If the classes are cancelled, the following day will be the rescheduled class. It has to be nice out because bees don't like it when you open their house in the rain.
#1 Saturday, May 27, 2023. If it rains rescheduled date is Sunday, May 28, 2023
#2 Tuesday, May 30, 2023. If it rains rescheduled date is Wednesday, May 31, 2023
#3 Thursday, June 1, 2023. If it rains rescheduled date is Friday, June 2, 2023
#4 Saturday, June 3, 2023. If it rains rescheduled date is Sunday, June 4, 2023
If you wish to purchase bees after taking the workshop, every person that takes our Beekeeping course will be guaranteed space on our Beehive reservation list to ensure that you get bees for 2023.
Classes do tend to fill up quickly so please book and pay despot as soon as possible to guarantee a spot in the class :) The one-day workshop is $100.00 plus tax for each adult. It's a $40.00 deposit that is non-refundable. Children 14 years old and under are $75.00 each.
Please call or come into the store to book a spot for Spring 2023.
We LOVE this time of year! Please don't hesitate to call with any questions. My family looks forward to meeting you and having a fun day.