Ever thought about keeping bees? Like the idea of learning as you go throughout the season? Then this series of classes is right for you! We’ve divided up the content and set the schedule to provide beginning beekeepers the right information at the right time. Honeybees are livestock and in order to properly care for them there are many things a beekeeper needs to know. Our 24-26 hours of instruction spread over the season coupled with the live hive demos allows us to go into more depth than a typical one or two day overview class.
Class Dates and Content
• Part 1 - Saturday March 14, 2020 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Covers elementary bee biology, an overview of the beekeeper’s year, choosing an apiary location, types of hive equipment, races of honeybees, buying bees and more.
• Part 2 – Saturday April 11, 2020 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Covers package and nuc installation, early season care, how to inspect honeybee colonies and what to look for.
• Live at the Hive 1 – Saturday May 9, 2020 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Hands on spring inspection of an active honeybee colony.
• Part 3 – Saturday June 13, 2020 9:30 AM – 4:00PM
Learn about mid-season care, pest and disease management, honey production and more.
• Live at the Hive 2 – Saturday July 11, 2020 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Hands on mid-season inspection of an active honeybee colony
• Part 4 – Saturday August 8, 2020 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Learn about fall and early winter care, methods for improving overwintering success, winter inspections and what to look for.
Class Location: Capital Bee Supply
200 Commercial Drive, Columbus, WI 53925
Cost: $165.00, additional family members $85.00 Early bird registration $155 if registered by February 22.
To Register: Online at www.capitalbeesupply.com or by phone 608-444-1493