Becoming a Hobby Beekeeper (Age 12+ and Adults)


Beekeeping can be an integral part of Permaculture and sustainability strategies.

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Honeybees provide not only honey but also pollination services for one-third of the food we eat, the most interesting foods.  Formerly many farms and orchards  were able to rely on native pollinators. Now, with the decline of native habitat, those same farms and orchards must use honeybees to insure adequate pollination.

In 2006, the “disappearing bees” phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder ( CCD )  began. CCD raised public awareness of the importance of honeybees to our food security.  Since then there has been a strong resurgence of hobby beekeeping, in a variety of settings, including in urban areas. Hobbyists make a difference, not only in their own yards but in their neighborhoods and communities by spreading awareness of our connection to the natural world.

As a hobby beekeeper you can and will make a difference!

This class will provide you with the knowledge and practices to help  you succeed in the fascinating hobby of beekeeping.

Course Materials are included in the cost of the class.

The session includes:

Getting to know honey bees

Honeybee Culture

Honeybee Behaviour

Challenges for beekeepers

Pests and Diseases

Equipment and tools

The Beekeeper’s Year

Reference materials, websites, organizations

Children 15 and under receive a 25% Tuition Discount when attending with an adult.

FA 1001, Friday, July 24, 10 am-4 pm | Instructor: Joerg Kessler | Location: Cabin | Tuition: $50

FA 1001C–Discount tuition (25% off) available to students (12-15) attending with an adult: $37.50

If you would like to Register for this class-online using Pay Pal, Select either of the blue button options.

FA1001 Pay Pal adult option (16+): Tuition: $50

FA1001C Pay Pal child option (15 and under): Tutition: $37.50

If you would like to Register by Mail with a check press the Green button.