Basic Beekeeping 2024

An 8-week class covering fundamentals of beekeeping begins January 16. It meets Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The course is appropriate for folks brand new to beekeeping, or beekeepers with a season of experience. This team-taught class focuses on Langstroth hives. Principles can be applied to other hive styles but management specific to those alternate styles will not be covered.

Topics include:

  • honey bee biology
  • equipment, tools
  • hive inspections and handling bees
  • pest and disease issues
  • varroa mite
  • hive management through the seasons
  • native bees and wasps
  • locating hives
  • ordering equipment and bees
  • package or nuc installation and care
  • re-queening and splitting colonies
  • problem solving in your first year/s of beekeeping
  • weather dependent hive inspections will be scheduled separately.

Dates: January 16 – March 5, 2024
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Natural Resources Building, BOCO Fairgrounds, Longmont

Pre-registration including payment is required. Fee is $150 per person. No guests.

Space is limited; registrations will be taken on a first come – first served basis.

This is an in-person class, there is no Zoom option. Masks are welcomed.

Register by emailing [email protected] including name, email, phone number and address. Payment by cash or check will be requested after space is confirmed. Additional information will go out to registered participants.

Questions? Please contact us at [email protected]