Please note: 3 or even 6 hours of beekeeping education will not turn you into a fully educated beekeeper. Introduction classes are an introduction, please plan to continue to expand your knowledge beyond these classes.
All Students Must Wear Protective Bee Clothing, when in a bee yard. Do not wear black or skin tight clothing. Do not wear perfume. Failure to do these things, will likely cause you to be stung.
Class 101: Introduction to Beekeeping
We will go through equipment, breeds, basic biology, worker life cycle, hive locations and diseases. Then we will examine a nucleus hive and hive a 3lb package of bees. Similar to 100, but a different format.
Student Level: New Beekeepers, less than 1 year experience.
Alstede Registration: Call to register - 908-879-7189
|Sponsor||Alstede Farms||Date||May 5th|
Class 1) 9:30am - 12:30pm
Class 2) 1:00pm - 4:00pm
|Fee||$60||Class Size||Minimum 6 to Max 20|
Class 201: Spring Hive Managment
This class is not scheduled. Feel free to call and ask they start the program again.
Classes will be two parts: a group instruction and discussion then direct work with bees or a hive. Classes may be rescheduled due to bad weather. We will be working with hives at the educational facility. This is not just a lecture and hive opening like many bee classes.
Protective veils are provided by request. Full jackets and gloves may be purchased. Wear light colors and weather appropriate clothing.
Student Level: Novice, At least 1 year of beekeeping suggested
|Sponsor||Somerville Recreation||Tentative Dates|
|Fee||$||Class Size||Minimum 6 to Max 10|