The motivation for this series is to equip those who are serious about beekeeping as a hobby and want to acquire their own bees, or gain knowledge BEFORE they get their own bees.  This in-depth course will provide a solid foundation for any who are interested in honeybees or beekeeping.

Currently, there are only 1/2 of the beekeepers that there were 25 years ago.  And yet, we depend upon bees for every third bite of food we consume.  There has also been an increased decline in pollinators, a majority being honeybees.  The need for beekeepers is greater now than ever.

We will begin with the very basics of beekeeping and build upon that knowledge with each class.  Weather permitting, we will be working in the bee yard for a portion of each class.

There will be 6, 3-hour classes in this series, starting promptly at 9 am and finishing at noon.  The classes will begin in January and end in June with the Honey Harvest.

Class I:  ( January 11th )  Honey Bee Biology; Equipment, Tools and Clothing; Apiary Location; Codes and Regulations; Honey Processing Houses; Beekeeping Products and Services

Class II:  ( February 1st )  Feeding your Bees; Foraging Plants for Bees, Top Bar Hives

Class III:  ( March 7th )  Yearly Management of your Apiary

Class IV:  (April 4th)  Installation of Nucs and Packages; Brood Diseases

Class V: (May 9th)  Adult Diseases; Parasites

Class VI: (June 20th)  Honey Harvest!  You will learn by doing.  We will remove supers from the hives, and then take the supers to the classroom to begin the extraction process.

Cost for the Beekeeper’s Series:  $225 per person for 6 classes, 18 hours of instruction.  There is a 10% discount per person for 2 or more family members.

DEPOSIT of $50 will hold your place in the class.  You will be able to pay the remaining at the first class or work out a payment plan with Lazy B Farm.

To register for the series, CLICK HERE.

If you are a couple registering for this series, CLICK HERE.

If you are a Ladies Homestead Gathering member, CLICK HERE

( these classes individually will be $40 each )

Because this class is limited, there is a $50 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot in the class.  The remainder will be due on or before the first class in January.

Contact:  Cyndi Ball    770-289-2301