Beekeeping – A Honey of a Hobby

Each winter AABA offers a beginning beekeeping course for anyone interested in learning the basics of beekeeping. Registration for the course is now open.  Registration will close when the class is full or on January 5th, 2022. Register as early as possible as the class usually fills to capacity.

The course consists of seven (7) sessions and covers the following material:

  • Introduction to Beekeeping
  • Equipment
  • Honey Bee Biology
  • Spring / Summer Management
  • Fall / Winter Management
  • Maintaining Healthy Bees
  • Nectar Sources
  • Honey Extraction
  • Products of the Hive

In the final class, students will be shown how to install bees. Many students order bees during the class and start their first hives after completing the course. By that time, even those completely new to beekeeping will have the knowledge and the connections to start their own apiary.

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