Classes

Beekeeping Presentations

We are happy to supply a beekeeping educator for events and organizations that request one. From a slide presentation to a live beekeeping demonstration, we can open your eyes to the fascinating world of honeybees. 

Prices can vary but generally the cost is $200 for the first hour $80 per hour after that.

Beekeeping 101: Intro to Beekeeping 
 

Have you ever been curious about beekeeping? Come try out our primer course on beekeeping in the city! Using our 50 years' beekeeping experience, we will explain the ins and outs of how to get started in beekeeping including startup costs, needed equipment, basic managerial responsibilities of maintaining a hive, and more!

Beekeeping 102: Hive Management For New Beekeepers

 

Learn everything you need to know for a successful first year of beekeeping. This workshop will give you the information you need to keep your hive healthy and successful. Learn the timing for inspecting your hives, inspection techniques, how to recognize swarming behavior and much more.

BYOB: Build your own Beehive

Ready to start beekeeping? Come with unbridled enthusiasm for beekeeping, leave with a fully assembled hive and beginning beekeeping book! Follow along as we explain what goes into a hive and how assemble one with the pieces we provide. We will work with you step-by-step so that by the time you leave, you will have your own hive including a 10 frame hive body with frames and foundation (2 Mediums or 1 Deep - your choice), inner cover, outer cover, bottom board, entrance reducer and Beginning Beekeeping Book.

Class will be held at our store at 3414 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Chicago from 6:30 PM to 9 PM, a light meal will be provided.

2020 Dates TBD