Beginner’s Beekeeper Course 2021

*** Registration for this year’s course has closed. ***

The 2021 Beginner’s Beekeeper Course (BBC) will be held virtually over Zoom this year on the following dates and times:

Session 1: Saturday, February 20th, 2021: ~ 9am – 1pm

Session 2: Saturday, April 10th, 2021: ~ 9am – 1pm + Hands-on

Hands-on instruction at an apiary will be hosted on Saturday, April 10th after the virtual session, assuming that weather and safety allow. More details to come later as we get closer to the event.

Topics for the course will include:

  • Intro / Terminology
  • Bee Biology / Lifecycle
  • Diseases and Pests
  • Site Selection, Getting Bees, Tools, Woodenware
  • First Hive and Package Install
  • Varroa and Options
  • Hive Evaluation
  • Seasonal Beekeeping
  • Tips and Q&A

For questions or more information about the course, please email

Here’s a recording of last year’s information session that includes general information about beekeeping and the course: