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Beginner Beekeeping Classes

Stay tuned for updates on the Winter 2014 Class Schedules & 2015 Classes....

Current 2015 Classes:

Beekeeping 101- A Complete Guide to Starting Out in Beekeeping

*Presented by Hungry Bear Farms

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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.

Dates: Saturday- January 17th, January 31st, February 28th, March 28th & April 11th.

Time: 10am to 6pm

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.

January 17th, 2015 January 31st, 2015 February 28th, 2015
March 28th, 2015 April 11th, 2015

Current 2015 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.

2015 Schedule-

Tuesday January 6th

Tuesday January 20th

Tuesday February 3th

Tuesday February 17th

Tuesday March 3rd