Beginning Beekeeping

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Do you currently have a hive, plan to start one soon, or just want to know more about bees? If so, this class is for you!

When: Select a date from the menu. Classes are usually held Wednesdays or Saturdays from 6:00PM-9:00PM

Where: 1744 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214

We'll be covering:

  • The basics of honey bees
  • Popular hive designs
  • Top bar hive, Warre hive or foundationless Langstroth hive -- which is right for you?
  • Managing backyard hives
  • You've got bees in your hive, now what do you do?
  • Question and answer

There are 25 spots available for this class and they will be going quickly! Buy online through our website prior to the event to guarantee yourself a spot and save $5! If space allows, entry at the door will be $35. The cost of the class can be deducted from the purchase of a hive. Children 12 or under are free! 

"Our customers agree, we host the best beekeeping classes for all people. Our beginning beekeeping curriculum is more than just a topical overview of honeybees--our instructors categorically cover the range of topics of honeybee biology, history of beekeeping, and what it's like to be a modern beekeeper in today's society. Time spent covering the different models of beehives helps find the best fit for every customer." 

Cameron, Bee Thinking/Mead Market Manager

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Larry M.
United States

Beginning Beekeeping class

The class was informative and helpful for someone just starting out as a beekeeper.

Jill I.
United States

Beginning beekeeping

This was an excellent class. I was dreading a three hour class but the instructor was fantastic and the time flew by. I learned a lot!!!

Elinor H.
United States

An Excellent Primer

We had a great time in this three-hour primer on beekeeping. It's a lot of info to take in, but the presenter was enthusiastic, well-prepared, and answered questions knowledgeably. I'd recommend this class to friends interested in getting serious about their plans to keep bees.

Livia L.
United States

Fabulous beginning beekeeping class!

This class was an extremely well-taught, compact, information-rich summary of what beginners need to know in order to start backyard beekeeping. The teacher, Rebekah Golden, did a phenomenal job and is extremely knowledgeable and articulate. Her energy and enthusiasm is totally inspiring, and her excitement spreads to her students. I'd take this class again it was so great!

Kate K.
United States

Beginning beekeeping class

Wonderful! Very informational and a great start on my beekeeping journey

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