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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 Customer Service Manager

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MH
11/17/2016
Michael H.
United States

Great class!

This was a great intro into bee keeping - the instructor was very knowledgeable and the content was just what I needed to feel more confident about the journey ahead.

TW
11/08/2016
Tracy W.
United States

Great class

Very informative, this is a must have class to begin beekeeping. A lot of information.

CC
08/31/2016
Cindy C.

loved this class. For a

loved this class. For a beginner, I learned a lot! Great instructor!

RL
07/19/2016
Reta L.

Great class! Can't wait for

Great class! Can't wait for the next one.

TK
05/29/2016
Tom K.

very good opening class! well

very good opening class! well instructed looking to get bees in June will come by to talk then thank you tom

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