Are you curious about beekeeping or looking to start your first hive next year? If so, this course is for you! During this workshop, Hudson Gardens’ Lead Beekeeper Bob Shiflet will introduce you to the art of beekeeping and guide you through the basic steps needed to start your own colony. Not only will you learn how much time you’ll need and what financial commitment to expect, you’ll also gain practical advice on how to get your hive off to the best start. After a brief lesson on honeybee biology, we’ll delve into the basics of establishing a hive, including choosing the “right” honeybees, selecting an appropriate hive management system, and securing the essential tools and equipment. And because every good beekeeper needs to know the “rules”, this course will wrap up by reviewing the current local laws and ordinances that surround hobbyist beekeeping. Experience level: Beginner.
Registration: $21/member, $24/nonmember. Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register.