December 2012 – January 2013
Jo Haugland and Liz Wickard, Founder and Former Presidents of The High Land Beekeeping Club are the Instructors.
A class outline is attached. There are planned times for breaks, lunch, and questions. The instruction will include lecture, demonstration, visual aids, and power point presentations and will cover everything needed to start beekeeping this year – or next.
• There are no tuition discounts for students, seniors, or families at this time.
• No one under the age of 18 is permitted.
• Tuition for class is $100.00 per person
• Tuition is due no later than February 1st, 2013. Early payment for class is encouraged to ensure a spot in the session. There will be a limit placed on the number of students and attendance will be on a first come, first paid, basis.
Checks should be made out to Jo Haugland and mailed to: 6547 Willow Broom Trail, Littleton, CO 80125.
• Refunds requested after February 10th will have $25.00 deducted for processing.
• Class will include a flash drive for your computer loaded with beekeeping information.
• You should bring a sack lunch, water or drinks, a pillow to sit on (the chairs get really hard after 9 hours), a jacket or layer your clothing to accommodate potential fluctuations in room temperature, pen, paper, and any other items you will need including medicines and snacks to make your FULL DAY of class comfortable.
Directions to the Lockheed Martin Club House
From Wadsworth and C-470, head south on Wadsworth. Go past the Denver Botanic Gardens
at Chatfield and the Trail Mark Subdivision.
On the right hand side (west side) of the road there will be a sign for Colorado Golf and Turf.
This is a golf cart rental/sales place. Turn in as though you were going into that business. Once
you’ve made the turn, you will see a road on the right called Skyward (lane, drive, st, or
ave???). It’s the only road — so just look for Skyward.
Follow Skyward as it weaves around, heads north past the antenna test lab and then heads
west. You will see a football field and picnic area and several small buildings. The club house is
a one level gray colored structure with M-41 ( or maybe 81??) on a small plaque on the outside
of the building. That is the club house.
You’ll see vehicles there so just come on up.
Most participants come to the Beekeeping Class with an interest bees, their place in our world, and to learn just what is involved in beekeeping. Some are completely new to the hobby while others have been or are current beekeepers wishing to refine and update their knowledge.
The program’s mission is to develop knowledgeable beekeeping ambassadors to help educate and inform the larger community. The welfare of bees and beekeeping is of utmost importance, now more than ever, so the program aims to improve awareness of beekeeping issues in Boulder County, Colorado and beyond.
A Beginner’s Year
The History of Beekeeping in Colorado
Honey Bee Biology
Bees & Wasps of Colorado
Honey Bee Pests, Predators & Diseases
Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping
The Hardware of Beekeeping
The Beekeeper’s Year
Cost: $70 for students, $80 for individuals, $90 for families
Course content recommended for children over 12.
Learn a new hobby this spring! The Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association offers a beekeeping course that will provide beginners with enough knowledge and assistance to assemble a bee hive, populate it with bees and safely manage the hive. Students also have the option to purchase bees and beekeeping equipment at reduced prices through the association.
For more information or to enroll: call Carolina Nyarady (970) 663-7305 or
The session on Saturday 1/19 will not be at the REA building. It is tentatively set for ‘The Ranch’ at the Larimer County Fairgrounds. please contact Caroline for more details or follow updates on the NCBA website: nocobees.org