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
Introduction to beekeeping provides classroom time for participating students. Follow the link to DUH to register. www.denverurbanhomesteading.com
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
Tim Brod of Highland Bees will be speaking on queen selection for small scale rearing.
Build a Warre Hive of your own.
Warre Bee Hives are an inexpensive way to do your part to give honeybees a home, improve your habitat and produce your own honey. At each event, we have 4 openings for participants who want to build their own hive.
Complete 4 box Warre Bee Hive along with hands on assembly experience . . . $100.00
That cost includes lunch served the day we build. The API gardening team will provide lunch and drinks.
Please send your check, made out to Applewood Permaculture Institute, to the address indicated above. Your check must have cleared the bank before your spot is reserved. This is, of course, first come, first served.
Assembly will take place within an unheated garage with the door open. Please dress in multiple layers appropriate to the weather. The saying goes that there is no bad weather . . . only insufficient clothing. We will hold the event unless there is a blizzard or something. You will be helping others build their hives also. Think of it like the old barn raising events, but we\’re raising hives. You will work, hard, all day. You will go home tired, happy, carrying a new Warre and having made new friends. You will probably want to bring along your camera. This is no place for children, power tools will be in use all day long.
You must reserve a space by contacting Don Studinski, firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-248-6677. If there is overflow interest we will keep a list and give those first chance at any future hive builds