Classes and Events


Beginner Beekeeping:

 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 $110 includes the textbook "The Backyard Beekeeper" (Flottum).  Class size is limited to 14 students

Course instructor:  Phil Gaven, EAS Master Beekeeper

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

Session 1A - Tuesday evenings 6:00-8:00pm

  • January 12th
  • January 19th
  • January 26th
  • February 2nd
  • February 9th
  • (Snow day make up February 16th, if required)

Session 1B - Thursday evenings 6:00-8:00pm

  • January 14th
  • January 21st
  • January 28th
  • February 4th
  • February 11th
  • (Snow day make up February 19th, if required)

Session 1S - Saturday mornings 10:30 am-12:30

  • January 16th
  • January 23rd
  • January 30th
  • February 6th
  • February 13th
  • (Snow day make up February 20th, if required)

Session 2A - Tuesday evenings 6:00-8:00pm

  • February 23rd
  • March 1st
  • March 8th
  • March 15th
  • March 22nd
  • (Snow day make up March 29th, if required)

Session 2B - Thursday evenings 6:00-8:00pm

  • February 25th
  • March 3rd
  • March 10th
  • March 17th
  • March 24th
  • (Snow day make up March 31st, if required)

Session 2S- Saturday mornings 10:30 am-12:30

  • February 27th
  • March 5th
  • March 12th
  • March 19th
  • March 26th
  • (Snow day make up April 2nd, if required)

Sophomore Beekeeping with Geoff MacLean:

  • 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 $110 includes the textbook "Bee-ssentials" (Connor).  Class size is limited to 14 students

    Course instructor:  Geoff Maclean of Red Brook Honey

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

    Session I - Wednesday evenings 6:00-8:00pm

    • January 13th
    • January 20th
    • January 27th
    • February 3rd
    • February 10th
    • (Snow day make up February 17th, if required)

    Session II - Wednesday evenings 6:00-8:00pm

    • February 24th
    • March 2nd
    • March 9th
    • March 16th
    • March 23rd
    • (Snow day make up March 30th, if required)