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Beginner Beekeeping Classes

Stay tuned for updates on the 2014 Class Schedules....

Current 2014 Classes:

Beekeeping 101- A Complete Guide to Starting Out in Beekeeping

*Presented by Hungry Bear Farms



If your credit card got charged you are on the list, please come to the class. If your card has not been charged, you are not signed up. Please contact us, as we are thinking about offering one more beginners class this year.

Date & Time: Saturday, April 5th, 10am to 5pm

Location: Holiday Inn Express, Banquet Room, 330 Eastern Blvd, Canandaigua, NY 14424

Fee: $40 Adult, $70 Couple.  Limit 30 to a class. Must Pre-Register for classes. Payments are non-refundable.

Lunch will be provided along with course materials.

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....

Please go to our Contact Us page and email us for registration or stop in to our Store in Canandaigua. For questions please call 585-412-8745. Thank you.

Beginner Beekeeping Class- A Complete Guide to Starting out in Beekeeping

*Presented by Hungry Bear Farms

Fee- $40 Adult, $70 Family

Class Hours: Saturday, March 1st, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Lunch and course materials are provided.


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis County

5274 Outer Stowe Street, P.O. Box 72, Lowville, NY 13367

Phone: 315-376-5270

Fax: 315-376-5281

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*To register please contact the CCE of Lewis County via phone or email. Or you can email us and we can forward you registration information.

Current 2014 Classes:

*Sponsored by the Ontario Finger-Lakes Beekeepers Association in Canandaigua, NY

Classes are free and are held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension on 480 Main Street in Canandaigua, NY. Classes are from 6:30pm-8:30pm on the following dates below. Please see the OFLBA's website for more details.

2014 Schedule-


Tuesday January 21nd

Tuesday February 4th

Tuesday February 18th

Tuesday March 4th