Beginner Classes for this year are done. If we are able to schedule any more for this year we'll post them on our website. You can also email in to be put on the waiting list. Keep check our website for other updates and classes scheduled. Thank you.
Date & Time: All class dates at this time are sold out as of 3/24/17. Please call or email in to be put on our waiting list for any openings. We are looking to schedule a few more beginner classes and will have that information up within the next week. Thank you.
Classes are the same from 10am to 6pm so you only need to pick one class date. Class Dates are all on a Saturday and are as follows:
January 28th, 2017- Closed
February 11th, 2017- Closed
February 25th, 2017- Closed
March 11th, 2017- Closed
March 25th, 2017- Closed
April 8th, 2017- Closed
Location: Holiday Inn Express, Banquet Room, 330 Eastern Blvd, Canandaigua, NY 14424
Fee: $40 Adult, $70 Couple. Limit 30 to a class. Payments non-refundable one week prior to the scheduled class.
Please provide us with name, address, phone and email of those attending at time of payment.
Lunch will be provided along with course materials. Please call or email us a week ahead of time if you have any dietary restrictions (vegetarian). Less than a weeks notice may limit us with catering on what options we can provide.
Hands on learning, videos and many presentations covering a wide variety of beekeeping subjects for beginners. Some of the topics to be covered will be:
Honey Bee Biology & Life Cycles
The History of Beekeeping
Equipment Choices & Assembly and Costs for Starting Out
Choosing the right type of bees and location for your hives
Spring, Summer & Fall Management
Pests and Diseases
Value Added Products
Extracting and more....
In Class Reviews-
Class act, super friendly, and always willing to help!- Frank- Webster, NY
Great beginner class to make me feel comfortable getting started. Ben & Kim are very experienced and knowledgeable, and I love that they offer continued support, saying to call them about pretty much anything. Thank you! Lindsey & Nick- Geneva, NY
Great class presenters and passionate and highly informative. Thank you!- Laurie- Keuka Park, NY
2nd year beekeeper, the class answered a lot of questions I had.- Lew- Lackawana, NY
enjoyed the Bees out of it...
Posted by Unknown on Mar 3rd 2017
Educationally informative, must attend, instructors presented a diversified and interesting class
Posted by Nancy Halstead on Feb 26th 2017
My husband and I attended Beekeeping 101 to see if we were ready to become beekeepers. The class was VERY informative and covered a lot of material. This is a very complex topic that will take years to master, but we feel we've gained enough info to get started. Thanks for a great class!!
Lots of information
Posted by Philip Powers on Feb 2nd 2017
A great deal of information provided, easily understood. Not so overwhelming that I'm discouraged from keeping bees. Very good experience overall. Kim and Ben are extremely knowledgeable.