Beekeeping is a fantastic hobby giving the beekeeper an opportunity to learn about nature and the necessary role the honey bee plays in our world. The art of beekeeping and collecting honey dates back to the ancient Egyptians! This course will cover basic information about honey bees, the hive components and assembly, tools and equipment as well as the placement of your hive. Learn about obtaining and hiving honey bees, harvesting and the products produced by honey bees. This course will also offer (optional) membership to the Connecticut Back Yard Beekeepers Association which meets in Weston, CT to support local beekeepers - $25.
A $5 materials fee is payable to beekeeper Bobbie Meyzen, owner of Honey Bee Farm.