Beekeeping Class at Lewis Ginter


The Beekeepers Year: Winter into Spring

Sundays, 2 – 4:30 pm

January 25, February 22, March 22, April 19, 2015


Learn the basics of setting up your own backyard beekeeping by following and learning the common tasks that define the rhythm of the beekeeper’s year. Hands-on instruction, assistance in ordering equipment and bees, and a workshop to assemble your hive, plus opportunities to learn how to install bees into a hive with the assistance of experienced beekeepers, are all included.

  • Basic terminology, ordering equipment and bees January 25
  • Locating your apiary, assembly workshop February 22
  • Frame by frame: what to look for in the hive March 22 (rain date March 29)
  • Installing nucs and packages, feeding, supering April 19 (rain date April 26)

$100 member 

Pairs (adult/child age 10 or older, spouses, partners) may register for $15 per additional person).