A press release issued by Courtney Bruch of Upcountry Sustainability stated that this class will provide all the information needed to keep a hive of bees in your backyard. Learn about necessary equipment, what and where to buy it, as well as how to attain information to build your own equipment. The class will also cover how to identify the inner workings of a hive and how to manage and provide for bees’ optimum well-being.
Starting with a small, manageable hive of bees provided by the instructors, participants will have two hands-on opportunities to open and observe a hive during each class to gain confidence and become comfortable.
Mark has been a beekeeper for over 35 years. His love of bees is only equaled by his enthusiasm for organic farming, biodynamic compost, animal husbandry and really great food.
Leah’s father taught beekeeping at the local community college, so she has been around bees since she was very young. There were always beehives outside her bedroom window.
The cost for the six-hour, two-day class is $95 per participant. The maximum class size is 10 participants, so register early. Your place is held and the location is disclosed when payment is received.