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Soil Born Farms - Urban Beekeeping Class

Are you thinking about starting a backyard beehive, curious about what’s involved with beekeeping or just want to learn more about bees? Beginner Urban/Backyard Beekeeping is a great introductory class for you. The class is designed for absolute beginners, no prerequisite knowledge is required. You can walk in knowing absolutely nothing about bees and walk out with practical knowledge ready to get started with your own backyard beehive. 

This class will focus on natural beekeeping practices in an urban setting, some DIY beekeeping ideas but also make sure you know all of your options to keep your bees healthy. Even if you have read a few books, taken some other classes or already started keeping bees, this interactive class will still have a lot to offer you. Topics covered will include: 

Overview of the history and practice of beekeeping

Basic bee biology

Identifying and using beekeeping equipment

Safe hive placement

General maintenance and hive inspections

How to discuss your new hobby with neighbors

Processes and life cycles within the colony

Diseases, pests and treatments

Troubleshooting and tips for beginner success

Preparing hives for winter