On October 20, 2018, Bee Wild, in conjunction with Rescue Bee Sanctuary in Lawrenceville, will be hosting our first Urban Beekeeping 101 class.
Many of our customers have expressed an interest in starting their own beehive, but have no idea how (and believe us, this isn't something you want to do if you don't know how!). So, Bee Wild has teamed up with the Rescue Bee Sanctuary in Lawrenceville to teach a series of beekeeping classes.
Urban Beekeeping 101 is a beginner class to give you the basic skills to get started in beekeeping. The class is 4 hours of structured learning and an hour of Q&A. It includes LOTS of hands-on time getting you comfortable with actually handling a beehive. We'll cover bee basics (anatomy, diseases, etc) as well as hive structure, honey production, hive placement, pest management - in short, whatever gets you comfortable actually starting a hive. The skills you learn in class should get you through your first year of beekeeping.
We can act as your one-stop source for beekeeping equipment, info, and even bees! We'll also offer a telephone, email, or video chat coaching (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) so you have access to someone who can help you with any questions or issues with your hive. You'll also get access to our new beekeeper's podcast - we NEVER run out of things to talk about when it comes to bees!
Class size is limited to 10 participants and is non-refundable. A signed liability waiver is required and we provide class materials, as well as safety equipment.
Registration for this class is closed, but for more info on our next class, call John Wright at 678-294-0896