Beginner Beekeeping Five Week Class

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.

*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 "The Backyard Beekeeper" (Flottum) and a binder with handouts and weekly outlines. 

Course instructor:  Phil Gaven, EAS Master Beekeeper

Please call the shop more information: 207-773-9333.

Session 1A - Tuesday evenings 6:00-7:30pm

  • January 12th
  • January 19th
  • January 26th
  • February 2nd
  • February 9th

Session 1B - Saturday mornings 10:30-12:00 pm

  • January 16th
  • January 23rd
  • January 30th
  • February 6th
  • February 13th

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