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
The Four Corners Beekeepers, "the Buzz Club" will have their first meeting of the year on Thursday, Feb. 21st at 6 PM at the Florida Baptist Church just west of Elmore's Corner near Durango. We will discuss ordering bees and woodenware, how to conduct the winter check, and bee candy. Newcomers are welcome. Call Tina for more info. (970) 884-8190
At To Bee or Not To Bee
Gregg will be holding his information-packed beekeeping classes again this year. The cost is $75.00. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 1-hour break for lunch. Please bring paper and pen to take notes. Classes are held next-door to our store, and weather permitting, afternoon classes will be also held at several hive locations. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Gregg directly at (720) 934-6176 or visit his website, Rocky Mountain Bee Removal Rescue Education.
Beginning Beekeeping Classes. Register now to learn everything you need to know for your first year of beekeeping. (Each of these is a one-time class; this is not a series.):
Come on down to the Farmette for a presentation on backyard beekeeping. Our instructor, Ben Rodman is a Lyons resident with his wife Jasmine Lok. He has been a beekeeper since 2004 and has been performing feral colony rescue and removal for several years, is a moderator of the online beekeeping forum Beesource.com, and is an award-winning meadmaker and home brewer. We’ll discuss where to keep bees, equipment options, “natural” beekeeping, how to inspect your colony, the honeybee life cycle, and of course honey and other colony products. And new this year: we’ll visit the Farmette’s beautiful new observation colony where we can watch “the girls” doing their thing under glass right in front of us! We will have equipment, books and protective gear to examine, and participants can get together on orders for bee equipment and packages of honeybees for Spring!
$25 per person