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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04/09/2017
Laura Torres
Portland

Fantastic Overview

Rebekah is incredibly knowledgeable. Beekeeping was a possible new hobby for me, but after this class, I'm in. Even if beekeeping may not be for you, the time is well spent learning about these amazing creatures. I look forward to more. Thanks!

RB
04/07/2017
Renae B.
United States

Beginning class

It was so informative with all of the history, bee habitat, etc. The only thing I was bummed about was that we ran out of time during the more "practical" day to day information. Rebecca is a wealth of knowledge and so much enthusiasm. I feel a lot better about our arriving nucs at the end of the month.

RK
03/19/2017
Robert K.
United States

The beginning beekeeping class was great!

I feel so much more confident as a beekeeper after taking the class. I started with one hive a year ago, and am mostly learning as I go, and reading a lot, but the class really helped me bring everything together.

MG
03/07/2017
Marco G.
United States

Best Class Ever

Excellent class!!

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03/03/2017
Robert
Portland, OR

Excellent Class!

Rebekah Golden did an excellent job teaching the class! All my questions were answered, and I feel adequately prepared to begin keeping bees for the first time this year. Before the class, I was having second thoughts, but Rebekah provided an excellent foundation for me to begin this journey. I am very thankful to have them as a resource.

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