2020 Beekeeping Classes

Even if you have been keeping bees for years, a class can give you new ideas and new enthusiasm for the art and science of beekeeping. This Beginner Beekeeping class will cover skills everyone uses every year.

Topics include: choosing equipment, constructing boxes and frames, where to get bees, common varieties of honey bees, locating a place for your hives, bee biology, nectar palnts, feeding, supering, swarming, fall management, winter prep, basic disease and pest ID and management, and hive products. This series is for people who range from just starting out to those who have had bees for years but are not confident with the bees, or are in a cycle of annual hive death.

Cost of Class: $85
Capacity: 35

For more information you may contact the bee class organizer at pmanning2017@gmail.com, or Cornell Cooperative Extension at (716) 652-5400.

Class Dates

1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25

Also there will be a daytime bee yard class (TBA)

Time and Location

Evening classes will be held from 6-8:45 pm in Dard-Hunter Hall on the second floor of the Cornell Cooperative Extension building 21 S. Grove Street, East Aurora, NY 14052 (716) 652-5400. The final bee yard visit will be in the spring at a time and location to be announced.

Required Textbooks

Students are responsible for purchasing their own books, either through the Amazon link below or from some other source.

 

Option 1: Register by Mail

Prefer to register by mail? Click HERE to print the registration form.

If paying by check, make out and mail to:

WNYHPA
ATTN: Beginner Beekeeping Class
PO BOX 873
East Aurora, NY 14052