Classes and Events

Beekeeping Through the Seasons:


This is a condensed version of our Beginner Beekeeping course for beginners to learn about setting up a new hive, managing it throughout the season and getting ready for winter. Weather permitting, the class will be followed by a hive inspection outside.

• Session 1 - Saturday April 18th, 10:30-12:30 - Spring Management

• Session 2 - Saturday May 16th, 10:30-12:30 - Summer Management and Integrated Pest Management

• Session 3 - Saturday August 29th, 10:30-12:30 - Fall Management

Class fee is $40 (or $100 for the series of 3) Recommended reading is from "The Backyard Beekeeper" (Flottum), available for $24.95. Class size is limited to 13 students
Course instructor: Phil Gaven, EAS Master Beekeeper
Call the store to sign up, or for more information: 207-773-9333.



Swarm Prevention, Splits, and Nucs Workshop:


• Saturday May 9th, 10:30-12:30


Swarm management is an important part of good beekeeping, especially in urban and suburban environments. Making nucs and splits are essential to sustainable hive management. This class will provide an understanding of the triggers for swarming, making spits or nucs for swarm prevention, and catching and trapping swarms when they do occur. Weather permitting, the class will be followed by a hive inspection outside.


Class fee is $40. Recommended accompanying texts "Swarm Essentials" (Repasky) and "Increase Essentials" (Connor), available for $25 each. Class size is limited to 13 students
Course instructor: Phil Gaven, EAS Master Beekeeper
Call the store to sign up, or for more information: 207-773-9333.