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 $125 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 7th
  • January 14th
  • January 21st
  • January 28th
  • February 4th
  • (Snow day make up February 11th, if required)

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

  • January 9th
  • January 16th
  • January 23rd
  • February 30th
  • February 6th
  • (Snow day make up February 13th, if required)

Session 1C - Saturday mornings 10:30-12:30pm

  • January 11th
  • January 18th
  • January 25th
  • February 1st
  • February 8th
  • (Snow day make up February 15th, if required)

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

  • February 18th
  • February 25th
  • March 3rd
  • March 10th
  • March 17th
  • (Snow day make up March 24th, if required)

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

  • February 20th
  • February 27th
  • March 5th
  • March 12th
  • March 19th
  • (Snow day make up March 26th, if required)

Session 2C - Saturday mornings 10:30-12:30pm

  • February 22nd
  • February 29th
  • March 7th
  • March 14th
  • March 21st
  • (Snow day make up March 28th, if required)

 

Sophomore/Sustainable Beekeeping with Geoff MacLean:

  • Sophomore/Sustainable 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 apiary with emphasis on swarm prevention, nucleus colony and honey production, and a closer look at disease control. 

Course fee of $125 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 8th
  • January 15th
  • January 22nd
  • January 29th
  • February 5th
  • (Snow day make up February 12th, if required)

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

  • February 19th
  • February 26th
  • March 4th
  • March 11th
  • March 18th
  • (Snow day make up March 25th, if required)

207-773-9333

Phil Gaven, EAS Master Beekeeper, is the course instructor for all classes, unless otherwise stated.

All classes are limited to 13 students per session to ensure a great learning experience for all.