Winter 2018 Class Descriptions and Schedule is below. 
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Gift Certificates are available for Winter classes


 

"A Gift of Honeybees is a Gift of Life"

We can send you a beautiful, personalized gift certificate to give to someone.
We ask an additional $8 to cover the printing, postage and handling.
 

Winter 2018

 

Natural / Organic Beekeeping – Winter Weekend Workshops


HoneybeeLives' main beekeeping classes take place during the winter months in preparation for spring bees.
We teach in a number of locations in New York State, including in New Paltz (in the Hudson Valley),
and at The Commons in Brooklyn, New York City.

 

Winter Class Descriptions

(Class dates and locations listed below)

 
This two-day class will introduce students to Natural/Organic Beekeeping with a Biodynamic influence.  

You will come away with the knowledge, as well as the inspiration to nurture your honeybees and respect these hardworking, gentle creatures who live in complex and beautiful communities.  We encourage beginners to take both days to obtain a broad understanding of the responsibilities and challenges entailed in this undertaking, so you can be knowledgable, loving and confidant beekeepers.  We can help you obtain bees and we suggest you wait until after the class to purchase your equipment so you have a better understanding of your choices.

The class fee is $200 per person. 
 


Intro to Organic Beekeeping: Planning a New Hive for Spring  (Saturday 10am - 6pm)
Learn about the basic requirements and responsibilities for organic beekeeping. Understand the community of a hive, the tools involved, elements of site selection, where you can obtain honeybees and equipment, and an understanding of a naturalist approach to their needs. This class introduces students to a nurturing way of beekeeping, and a philosophy of respect and love for these amazing creatures.  There is a hands-on demonstration of assembling a wooden hive, and extensive class handouts to help new beekeepers.


Understanding and Caring For Your Bees  (Sunday 10am - 6pm)
Topics will include: hive congruency and design to benefit the colony (including Top Bar Hives); Honeybee health and disease management the natural way; seasonal concerns and methods to keep your bees strong.


Winter Class Dates and Locations

New Paltz, Hudson Valley
Deyo Hall, Historic Huguenot Street
 
January 20 & 21

January 27 & 28
 
February 24 & 25
 
Brooklyn at The Commons
388 Atlantic Ave
 
February 3 & 4





Or visit our Registration page for additional information and options for registering.

These classes can be taken on one weekend, or divided into Saturday one weekend and Sunday another weekend.  The Sunday class will be helpful to beginning and experienced beekeepers.  If you only want to take one day the class fee is $110 and online registration is not available.
 

Seasonal Class Offerings

 
We do offer a variety of classes throughout the year, supporting beekeepers with knowledge helpful for each season,
as well as informational classes for the general public and kids. You can download a list of our seasonal classes below.
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Thank you for your interest in Honeybee Lives.

Chris Harp and Grai Rice


 

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