Upcoming Classes

Fall 2013
Oct 1 - Nov 19
$100 per student
Class is closed
Winter 2014
Jan 7 - Feb 25
$100 per student
Class is closed

All classes are Tuesdays evenings from 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. There are eight class sessions in each course.

Most participants come to the Beekeeping Class with an interest bees, their place in our world, and to learn just what is involved in beekeeping. Some are completely new to the hobby while others have been or are current beekeepers wishing to refine and update their knowledge.

The program’s mission is to develop knowledgeable beekeeping ambassadors to help educate and inform the larger community. The welfare of bees and beekeeping is of utmost importance, now more than ever, so the program aims to improve awareness of beekeeping issues in Boulder County, Colorado and beyond.

Class Topics

  • A Beginner’s Year
  • The History of Beekeeping in Colorado
  • Honey Bee Biology
  • Bees & Wasps of Colorado
  • Honey Bee Health
  • Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping
  • The Hardware of Beekeeping
  • The Beekeeper’s Year


  • Tom Theobald
  • Tom Nangle
  • Suzanne Connolly
  • Doyen Mitchell
  • Phil Bradbury
  • Tracy Bellehumeur
  • Julie Finley-Ridinger
  • Whitney Cranshaw
  • Miles McGaughey


2013 October/November Classes are in Longmont at the
Boulder County Fairgrounds
Natural Resources Building
9595 Nelson Rd.
Longmont, CO 80501
Get Directions

2014 January/February classes will be in Longmont at the
Plaza Convention Center
1850 Industrial Circle, Longmont, 80501
Just off the Diagonal (Highway 119) behind the BestWestern Plaza Hotel (303-776-2000).
Chicago Pizza is on the corner of Industrial Circle and the Diagonal Highway.
Get Directions


For more information call Tom Nangle at 303-678-5631 or send an email to

The BCBA Beekeeping Course is offered by Boulder County Beekeepers’ Association at the Colorado State University Extension Office Boulder County. Our initial program was offered during the fall of 1998. From comments and experience gained over time, we are continually modifying and developing the program.