Classes and Events

Beginner Beekeeping:

Beginner Beekeeping is a five week Zoom class (not a webinar) 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 $125 includes the textbook "The Backyard Beekeeper" (Flottum) and a binder with handouts and weekly outlines. 

Course instructor:  Phil Gaven, EAS Master Beekeeper

You may register on-line HERE or call the shop more information: 207-773-9333.

Session 2A - Tuesday evenings 6:00-7:30 pm

  • February 23rd
  • March  2nd
  • March 9th
  • March 16th
  • March 23rd

Session 2B - Saturday mornings 10:30-12:00pm

  • February 27th
  • March 6th
  • March 13th
  • March 20th
  • March 27th

Sophomore/Sustainable Beekeeping is a five week Zoom class* (not a webinar) 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 apiary with emphasis on swarm prevention, nucleus colony and honey production, and a closer look at disease control. 

*Communication and links to the class will be done via e-mail. Please be sure to use an address you check regularly, then please check it regularly.

Course fee of $125 includes the textbook [TBA]

Course instructor:  Geoff Maclean, Red Brook Honey

You may register HERE or call the shop more information: 207-773-9333.


Session Two - Wednesday evenings 6:00-8:15 pm (10 min. break midway)

  • February 24th
  • March  3rd
  • March 10th
  • March 17th
  • March 24th