Classes and Events

  

Beginner Beekeeping Tuesday Session 1A (Jan-Feb)

Tuesday Evenings 6:00-8:00 pm

  • Tuesday January 13th
  • Tuesday January 20th
  • Tuesday January 27th
  • Tuesday February 3rd
  • Tuesday February 10th
  • (Snow Day make-up February 17th)

Beginner Beekeeping is a five week course that takes absolute beginners from setting up a new hive, managing it throughout the season, getting ready for winter, and planning for the following spring. The class has a special focus on urban, suburban, and chemical-free beekeeping.  Course fee of $100 includes the textbook, "The Backyard Beekeeper" (3rd Edition, Flottum).  Course instructor:  Phil Gaven, Master Beekeeper.  Classes take place at The Honey Exchange; space is limited to 12 students.

Call the store to sign up, or for more information: 207-773-9333.

Beginner Beekeeping Thursday Session 1B (Jan-Feb)

Thursday Evenings 6:00-8:00 pm

  • Thursday January 15th
  • Thursday January 22nd
  • Thursday January 29th
  • Thursday February 5th
  • Thursday February 12th
  • (Snow Day make-up February 19th)

Beginner Beekeeping is a five week course that takes absolute beginners from setting up a new hive, managing it throughout the season, getting ready for winter, and planning for the following spring. The class has a special focus on urban, suburban, and chemical-free beekeeping.  Course fee of $100 includes the textbook, "The Backyard Beekeeper" (3rd Edition, Flottum).  Course instructor:  Phil Gaven, Master Beekeeper.  Classes take place at The Honey Exchange; space is limited to 12 students.

Call the store to sign up, or for more information: 207-773-9333.

Beginner Beekeeping Saturday Session 1S (Jan-Feb)

Saturday mornings 10:30-12:30

  • Saturday January 17th
  • Saturday January 24th
  • Saturday February 1st
  • Saturday February 7th
  • Saturday February 14th
  • (Snow Day February 21st)

Beginner Beekeeping is a five week course that takes absolute beginners from setting up a new hive, managing it throughout the season, getting ready for winter, and planning for the following spring. The class has a special focus on urban, suburban, and chemical-free beekeeping.  Course fee of $100 includes the textbook, "The Backyard Beekeeper" (3rd Edition, Flottum).  Course instructor:  Phil Gaven, Master Beekeeper.  Classes take place at The Honey Exchange; space is limited to 12 students.

Call the store to sign up, or for more information: 207-773-9333.

Beginner Beekeeping Tuesday Session 2A (Feb-March)

Tuesday Evenings 6:00-8:00 pm

  • February 24th
  • March 3rd
  • March 1oth
  • March 17th
  • March 24th
  • (Snow Day make-up March 31st)

Beginner Beekeeping is a five week course that takes absolute beginners from setting up a new hive, managing it throughout the season, getting ready for winter, and planning for the following spring. The class has a special focus on urban, suburban, and chemical-free beekeeping.  Course fee of $100 includes the textbook, "The Backyard Beekeeper" (3rd Edition, Flottum).  Course instructor:  Phil Gaven, Master Beekeeper.  Classes take place at The Honey Exchange; space is limited to 12 students.

Call the store to sign up, or for more information: 207-773-9333.

Beginner Beekeeping Thursday Session 2B (Feb-March)

Thursday Evenings 6:00-8:00 pm

  • February 26th
  • March 5th
  • March 12th
  • March 19th
  • March 26th
  • (Snow Day make-up April 2nd)

Beginner Beekeeping is a five week course that takes absolute beginners from setting up a new hive, managing it throughout the season, getting ready for winter, and planning for the following spring. The class has a special focus on urban, suburban, and chemical-free beekeeping.  Course fee of $100 includes the textbook, "The Backyard Beekeeper" (3rd Edition, Flottum).  Course instructor:  Phil Gaven, Master Beekeeper.  Classes take place at The Honey Exchange; space is limited to 12 students.

Call the store to sign up, or for more information: 207-773-9333.

Beginner Beekeeping Saturday Session 2S (Feb-March)

Saturday mornings 10:30-12:30

  • Saturday February 28th
  • Saturday March 7th
  • Saturday March 14th
  • Saturday March 21st
  • Saturday March 28th
  • (Snow Day April 4th)

Beginner Beekeeping is a five week course that takes absolute beginners from setting up a new hive, managing it throughout the season, getting ready for winter, and planning for the following spring. The class has a special focus on urban, suburban, and chemical-free beekeeping.  Course fee of $100 includes the textbook, "The Backyard Beekeeper" (3rd Edition, Flottum).  Course instructor:  Phil Gaven, Master Beekeeper.  Classes take place at The Honey Exchange; space is limited to 12 students.

Call the store to sign up, or for more information: 207-773-9333.

Sophomore Beekeeping with Geoff MacLean Session 1 (Jan-Feb)

Wednesday Evenings 6:00-8:00 pm

  • Wednesday January 14th
  • Wednesday January 21st
  • Wednesday January 28th
  • Wednesday February 4th
  • Wednesday February 11th
  • (Snow Day make-up February 18th)
Sophomore Beekeeping is a five week course intended for novice beekeepers with at least one season with a hive of their own.  Expanding on the beginner's curriculum, the focus of the course is to move toward a sustainable apairy with emphasis on swarm prevention, nucleus colony and honey production, and a closer look at disease control. 
    Course fee of $100 includes the textbook, "Bee-sentials" (Connor).  Course instructor:  Geoff MacLean of Red Brook Honey.  Classes take place at The Honey Exchange; space is limited to 12 students.

    Call the store to sign up, or for more information: 207-773-9333.

    Sophomore Beekeeping with Geoff MacLean Session 2 (Feb.-March)

    Wednesday Evenings 6:00-8:00 pm

    • Wednesday February 25th
    • Wednesday March 4th
    • Wednesday March 11th
    • Wednesday March 18th
    • Wednesday March 25th
    • (Snow Day make-up April 1st)
    Sophomore Beekeeping is a five week course intended for novice beekeepers with at least one season with a hive of their own.  Expanding on the beginner's curriculum, the focus of the course is to move toward a sustainable apairy with emphasis on swarm prevention, nucleus colony and honey production, and a closer look at disease control. 
      Course fee of $100 includes the textbook, "Bee-sentials" (Connor).  Course instructor:  Geoff MacLean of Red Brook Honey.  Classes take place at The Honey Exchange; space is limited to 12 students.

      Call the store to sign up, or for more information: 207-773-9333.

      Mead Making Workshop with James Lindenshmidt

      Saturday, January 24th 2015, 1:30-4:30

      James Lindenschmidt of Bardic Brews will be teaching a "From Alcohol to Alchemy - the Lore and Craft of Mead" Class registration is $50, complete meadmaking kits are on sale for $75, and a variety of bulk honey is available starting at $50 per gallon (enough to start your first 3 gallon batch of mead.)

      This workshop will include:

      • A talk on the Lore, history, cultural, and nutritional aspects of mead
      • A copy of The Lore And Craft of Mead eBook
      • A demonstration as I brew up a batch of mead
      • An (optional) opportunity to acquire your brewing gear and make your first batch of mead under expert supervision, keeping both the gear and the mead you make!
      Space is limited to six attendees.
      Call the store to sign up, or for more information: 207-773-9333.

       

      "Bee Friendly Landscapes Using Permaculture Principles and Design" with David Homa

      Friday February 6th 2015, 6:00-8:00 pm

      • Learn approaches for creating bee friendly habitats that are supportive, while also creating abundance for people.  Topics to be discussed:  Pollinator gardens, Native/wild habitat preservation, planning for spring to fall bloom cycles, watering holes for bees, low impact yardscaping, plant polycultures, and bee medicine plantings.
      • David Homa of Post Carbon Designs planned and implemented a permaculture demonstration garden in the back yard at The Honey Exchange.  That design will be discussed and we will invite everyone back to watch the garden develop through the spring and summer of 2015

      Course fee is 20.  Call the store to sign up, or for more information: 207-773-9333.