This classroom based course offers beginning beekeepers an introduction to honey bee biology and beekeeping basics. The course covers honey bee castes, races, pests & diseases, beekeeping equipment, and seasonal management necessary for a successful first year.
We are upgrading our text book this year to Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping and we provide a package of reference materials on critical topics. In addition to BK101 in the classroom we are including the Installation Demonstration, BK101W Beekeeping Workshop, and a 2019 Burgh Bees Membership at no additional cost.
The Install Demo will show you how to install bees into a hive and the BK101 workshop will be a hands on event showing you how to inspect a hive. The Installation Demo and BK101W will be held at the Burgh Bees Community Apiary and scheduled in the spring as conditions permits. For more information, email info@BurghBees.com Space is limited, So register today!
Individual: $115 – Includes BK101 class, text book, package of reference materials, Install Demo, BK101 workshop, and a 2018 Burgh Bees Membership.
Honey of a Deal: $195 – Includes 2 seats in BK101 class, 1 text book, 1 package of reference handouts, 2 spots at the Install Demo, 2 spots at the BK101 workshop, and either a 2018 Family Membership or 2 Individual Memberships.
Dates: December 7, 2019 8:30am-3:30pm
Location: Humane Animal Rescue 6926 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Instructor: Will include a variety of Burgh Bees Directors
Textbook: Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping by Dewey Caron & Larry Connor
Note: A confirmation letter and directions will be mailed out once a registration with payment is received.
Exams: Brief quiz at the end of each session, graded in class by students.
Course Fee: includes the textbook, which will be handed out to students at the class.
Payment: To reserve your place in the class, please register online or if you prefer send a check payable to Burgh Bees to: Burgh Bees – Beekeeping 101 (Dec 7) 2019, P.O. Box 90008, Pittsburgh, PA 15224