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.

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. (Note: the Kindle version doesn’t include graphics or a table of contents.)

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.