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Thu, Aug 08


Beginner Beekeeping 101

"Beginner Beekeeping 101: Foundations for New Beekeepers"

Are you intrigued by the world of honeybees and eager to start your own beekeeping journey? Join our "Beginner Beekeeping 101: Foundations for New Beekeepers" course, an 8-week Zoom class designed to guide you through the essentials of beekeeping. Led by Virginia Master Beekeeper Kristine Smith

"Beginner Beekeeping 101: Foundations for New Beekeepers"
"Beginner Beekeeping 101: Foundations for New Beekeepers"

Time & Location

Aug 08, 2024, 7:00 PM EDT – Sep 26, 2024, 8:30 PM EDT

Beginner Beekeeping 101

About the event

Welcome to "Beginner Beekeeping 101: Foundations for New Beekeepers"

This 8-week Zoom course is designed to introduce you to the fascinating world of beekeeping. Whether you have a passion for honey or a desire to support local pollinators, this program will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills to start and manage your own bee colony.

What You'll Learn:
  • Week 1: Introduction to BeekeepingUnderstand the historical and ecological significance of beekeeping Get an overview of the course structure and goals
  • Week 2: Understanding Honeybee BiologyLearn the anatomy and functions of honeybees Explore the social structure and behavior of the hive
  • Week 3: Setting Up Your ApiaryDiscover how to choose the right location for your hives Familiarize yourself with essential beekeeping equipment and different hive types
  • Week 4: Acquiring and Installing BeesExplore various sources for acquiring bees Learn the step-by-step process for installing bees into your hive
  • Week 5: Hive Management and MaintenanceUnderstand how to conduct effective hive inspections Learn seasonal management practices for maintaining a healthy hive
  • Week 6: Bee Nutrition and FeedingGain insight into the dietary needs of honeybees Learn best practices for feeding your bees
  • Week 7: Pest and Disease ManagementIdentify common pests and diseases that affect bees Explore prevention and treatment strategies, including Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • Week 8: Harvesting Honey and Hive ProductsLearn techniques for harvesting honey and other hive products Get tips on extracting, bottling, and making use of beeswax, propolis, and pollen Participate in a Q&A session and review key concepts from the course

By the end of this course, you will have a solid foundation in beekeeping, preparing you to confidently manage your own hive and contribute to the health of your local ecosystem. Join us on this journey to becoming a successful beekeeper!


  • 1 hour 30 minutes

    Week 1: Introduction to Beekeeping

  • 1 hour 30 minutes

    Week 2: Understanding Honeybee Biology

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  • Beginner Beekeeping 101

    +$1.88 service fee



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