Beekeeping I and II

Beekeeping I and II

  • Beekeeping II
    Sat., August 18, 2018
    8:00am - 12:00pm

Beekeeping I was on April 28. It will be offered again next spring.

This class is designed to help the aspiring beekeeper become more knowledgeable about the craft of beekeeping. With instruction split between the classroom and in the open hive, you will learn from an experienced professional beekeeper about the life cycle, biology and development of honeybees, as well as the equipment, the vocabulary, and best practices for keeping bees and producing honey naturally. A descriptive manual, written by the instructor and used during these classes, is included in the class fee. Please wear long sleeves, pants, and closed-toed shoes. Bring your lunch and protective gear, if you have it.

Instructor: Brian Fishback, BD Ranch

Price: $60

Location: American River Ranch in the Schoolhouse and Field, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova

Cancellation Policy: No refunds or class credits with less than 48 hour notice prior to class.

Beekeeping II will be on Saturday, August 18 from 8 am-12 pm

Building on the foundation set in Beekeeping I, this class will delve deeper into advanced topics as well as a discussion of the challenges the bees face. Topics will include Integrated Pest Management techniques, hive preventative maintenance, hive manipulation, swarm prevention, installing bees, swarm removal, and queen patterns. In addition, the class will cover bee diets, considerations for successful over-wintering of hives, marketing honey, and beekeeping do’s and don’ts. Unless previously purchased, a descriptive manual, written by the instructor and used during these classes, is included in the class fee. Please wear long sleeves, pants, and closed-toed shoes. Bring your lunch and protective gear, if you have it.

Instructor: Brian Fishback, BD Ranch

Price: $50

Location: American River Ranch in the Schoolhouse and Field, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova

Cancellation Policy: No refunds or class credits with less than 48 hour notice prior to class.

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