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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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Available Dates: Saturday's - Pick One Date, Classes are all the same.

  • (January 17th-SOLD OUT)
  • (January 31st- SOLD OUT)
  • (February 28th- SOLD OUT)
  • (March 28th- SOLD OUT)
  • (April 11th- SOLD OUT)
  • May 2nd- 30 SPOTS AVAILABLE

**If you would like to be put on the waiting list for a class that is sold out, please send us an email in case there are any cancellations. Thank you.

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. 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.

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


Here's some reference comments from surveys taken after our classes:

"Better than any book I've read." - Tom from Birdsall, NY.

"I would highly recommend this course to anyone... clear instruction, great Q & A"- Anonymous from Mexico, NY.

"What a great class! There was so much helpful information and it was presented in a way that was easy to understand, even for beginners! We expected a general overview that would require a lot of follow up. Instead, we left feeling like we could get started with what we had learned, and also with so many helpful resources to use!" - Greg & April from Canadice, NY.

"I was very happy with the class. It was worth the price." - Mark from Walworth, NY.

"The class left me feeling prepared to get started on my own hives." - Anna from Lima, NY.

"I was very happy with the class it was well worth the price of admission for the info and experience with the equipment." - Ben from Williamson,NY.

"Great balance of slides, questions, videos & objects." - Jacob from Clifton Springs, NY.