Beginner Beekeeping

@ Dandelion Springs Apiary (11011 Beaver Bridge Road, Chesterfield, VA 23838)
Jan 28, Feb 11, Feb 25, & Mar 11
9am – 4pm Each Day

Cost $100
$115 after Jan 14th

The Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association (RPBBA) is holding their annual Beginning Beekeeping Course over 4 Saturdays from end of January to beginning of March. Attendees will receive instruction on the basics of beekeeping, the various equipment including hive components and tools, diseases and pests, what to expect in the first year, how to purchase and install your bees, sources of pollen and nectar, and (weather permitting) a hands on field day in the club’s apiary. The course includes:

  • 3 Books: The Beekeeper’s Handbook, Beekeeping Basics, and A Field Guide to Honey Bees and Their Maladies.
  • Thumb Drive of Slides from Class
  • Over 20 Hours of Instruction Utilizing the Virginia Beekeepers Teaching Consortium
  • An Afternoon In-Hive Session
  • 1-Year RPBBA Membership

What You Need to Bring

  • Snacks, Lunch & A Drink
  • Pen & Notebook

Woooo Hoooo! The 2023 Beginner Beekeeping Course is FULL !!! We can’t wait to see everyone on January 28th!

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