2022 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 e-binder with handouts and weekly outlines. Class is limited to 45 students.

Course instructor:  Phil Gaven, EAS certified Master Beekeeper

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

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

  • January 11th
  • January 18th
  • January 25th
  • February 1st
  • February 8th

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

  • January 15th
  • January 22nd
  • January 29th
  • February 5th
  • February 12th

Session 3 - Tuesday evenings 6:00pm - 7:30pm

  • February 22nd
  • March 1st
  • March 8th
  • March 15th
  • March 22nd

Session 4 - Saturday mornings 10:30am-12:00pm

  • February 26th
  • March 5th
  • March 12th
  • March 19th
  • March 26th
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