Beginning Beekeeping Class
Winter beekeeping classes are taught by beekeepers from Chicago Honey Co-op. They are one day long and cover honeybee biology and life cycle, pests and diseases, foraging habits and beekeeping equipment and techniques.
The class is from 10 AM to 3 PM with a potluck lunch. Students will get further details after they sign up. Cost is $85.00 for the class alone and $105 for the class and the book, Honeybees and Beekeeping.
Two full scholarships are available for each class date. registration opens each December for the following year.
Visit Chicago Honey Co-op to sign up
Hands On Beekeeping Class
Hands-on classes are meant to be a follow up to the Winter lecture classes. They are one day long and give students practical experience with tools, lighting a smoker, hive inspection techniques and how to determine the health of a hive.
The class is held at Rancho Verde, headquarters of Christy Webber Landscapes in Chicago, from 10 AM to 3 PM. Lunch is potluck. Students will get further details after they sign up. Cost is $85.00.
We do accept students who have not taken a lecture class but highly recommend that all class participants read a beekeeping book before they come to the class in order to have some familiarity with beekeeping terms and honeybee behavior.
One full scholarship is available for each class date.