In this three-part online class, beekeeper Chris Wellens will teach you the fundamental skills you need to begin keeping backyard bees. Start off your new hobby on the right foot. Topics will include honey bee biology, equipment, hive installation methods, basic pest management, honey and wax harvesting and hive management through the seasons. Suggested supplementary texts: The Beekeeper’s Handbook by Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile, and The Backyard Beekeeper by Kim Flottum.
Chris Wellens is the former head beekeeper of the BBG apiary. He teaches on a wide variety of topics involving the environment, gardening and agriculture.
Advance registration is required.