Beginning Beekeeping 2021: Online via Zoom

Join us for a series of classes to learn the things you will need to know to be a successful beekeeper. Starting February 21st at 6:00 pm ET and meeting weekly for 8 weeks

Classes will run about 45 minutes with at least 15 minutes for questions and discussion. Classes will be recorded.

Online classes are free to anyone who wishes to attend. If you’d like access to the recorded classes and a copy of my slide deck, just make a contribution of at least $10 to help support my apiary (see below for some options).

Registration is closed but you can still join us:

Link to join:

Or phone in: Dial by your location
      +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
      +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
      +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
      +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
      +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
      +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 831 7503 7632
Passcode: 27455

The book we will be using for these classes will be “The Beekeeper’s Handbook” Fourth Edition by Diana Sammataro & Alphonse Avitabile. You can order it from Amazon and if you use my link (click on Amazon graphic to the right or click here), I’ll get a small credit from the sale.

Another book that I’ll pull content from is “HoneyBee Biology and Beekeeping” by Dewey Caron with Larry Connor. You can buy this from Wicwas Press here: [ link ]

What Will We Cover?

The first week will be an overview of beekeeping so you’ll have some idea about what to expect and places to buy equipment and bees.

Subsequent weeks will cover the following topics:

  • The colony, organization, and life cycle of the honeybee
  • Bee anatomy – just the basics
  • Equipment: What you’ll need and how to assemble it
  • Seasonal hive management: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter
  • Pests. predators, and diseases of the bees
  • Harvesting and processing honey, other hive products, pollination

Once we’ve covered the required beekeeping content, we can continue to meet to cover special topics.

Questions? Contact me by email at or text me at 512-296-8298.

Want to help support Lazy Creek Apiary?

Here are a few things you can do to help:

Buy the book or other products I recommend through my Amazon Associates link. I get a small percentage of sales made through my links. I’ll only post items I’ve tried and like or that come highly recommended from other trusted beekeepers.

Make a contribution to my beeyard through my paypal link: [ link to paypal ] or Venmo using email If you’d prefer to send a check, email me at for my address.

Anyone contributing $10 or more will have access to the recorded classes so if you can’t make a live class, you can watch on your own time. The recorded classes will be available on YouTube and will not be available to the general public. You will also be eligible to receive copies of my slide deck that will be used during the classes.