Oct 4 - Nov 29
$100 per student
Class is closed
NOTE: No class Thanksgiving week.
Jan 10 - Feb 28
$100 per student
Class is full
|NOTE: If a class is full you can add your name(s) to our class waiting list and will be notified if there are any cancelations. Individuals on the waiting list are contacted in the order they submitted their information.|
All classes are held Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. There are eight indoor classes each session providing 16 hours of instruction. This program does not include field experience.
The BCBA class addresses primarily hobby-level beekeepers interested in using Langstroth style beehives. Top bar style equipment is discussed. Management issues common to all beekeeping equipment are focused upon.
Whether you are just beginning to learn about the marvelous world of honey bees, already have beehives, or would simply like to be better informed about the issues facing the honey bee this class will be invaluable. The instructors come from a wide variety of backgrounds; be prepared to hear more than one answer to a single question!
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.
The Beekeepers Handbook by Dianna Sammataro and Alphonse Avitable
- 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
Classes are in Longmont at the
Boulder County Fairgrounds
Natural Resources Building
9595 Nelson Rd.
Longmont, CO 80501
After completing your online registration please mail a check or money order to the address below to hold your space in the class. The winter/spring class usually fills and a waiting list will be established.
P.O. Box 383
Niwot, CO 80544-0383
For more information send an email to [email protected].
This class is operated solely by the non-profit Boulder County Beekeepers Association. Registration fees are applied to class expenses and instructor fees. Membership fees in the BCBA are processed through a separate venue – please see the website. Since 1998 this class has been modified and updated in order to keep up with current trends and issues. Suggestions are always welcome!