The 2023 class is full.

If you would like to be on a waiting list, or to be contacted about future educational opportunities, please contact us at [email protected]

Basic Beekeeping 2023

An 8-week class covering fundamentals of beekeeping begins January 24. 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.

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 24 – March 14 2023
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Natural Resources Building, BOCO Fairgrounds, Longmont

Pre-registration required – fee is $145

Space is limited

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.

Questions? Please contact us at [email protected]