AABA's Beekeeping Short Course
Beekeeping - A Honey of a Hobby
Each winter AABA offers a beginning beekeeping course for anyone interested in learning the basics of beekeeping. The online registration is now open. There will be a maximum of 60 students, please register early.
The 2023 Short Course Schedule
AABA will offer the 2023 Short Course as a hybrid format.This is a seven-session course. Plan to attend 5 Zoom Sessions, in-person Equipment Lab and final Session Field Day.
Required Textbook: The Beekeeper’s Handbook, by Diana Sammataro & Alphonse Avitabile, 5th Ed.
Course Fee: Student - $50.00. Additional Family (Spouse and/or Children) - $25.00 per person.
(Course fee includes a one-year membership in AABA for 2023).
If you have questions, please contact our Beekeeping Short Course coordinator at email@example.com.
The course consists of seven (7) sessions and covers the following material:
- Introduction to Beekeeping
- Honey Bee Biology
- Spring / Summer Management
- Fall / Winter Management
- Maintaining Healthy Bees
- Pollen and Nectar Sources
- Honey and other Products of the Hive
Session 1 Wed. February 22, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Session 2 Equipment Lab* Sat. February 25, (times to be assigned)
Session 3 Wed. March 1, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Session 4 Wed. March 8, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Session 5 Wed. March 15, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Session 6 Wed. March 22, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Session 7 Field Day* Sat. April 1, (times to be assigned)
*In-person classes. Small groups will be assigned times 9 – 10:45 am or 11:30 – 1:15 pm