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Basic Beekeeping Course 2018

The Colonial Beekeepers Association will present a four day Basic Beekeeping Course in October & November.

The course will be held on four consecutive Wednesdays skipping Halloween, 31 October. A Saturday Field Day will be conducted on a date to be determined in the Spring.  Classes will be held at the Northampton Community Center in Hampton, Virginia. The Saturday Field Day will be held in a local bee yard.


The course consists of lectures and hands-on demonstrations with an emphasis on sustainable, chemical-free practices. This course fulfills the educational requirement of six (6) hours of classroom instruction in introductory beekeeping training for the qualified level of the Virginia Master Beekeeper Program.


Location: Northampton Community Center, 1435 Todds Lane, Building A, Hampton, VA 23666-2944 (for directions click here).


Dates: Wednesdays 17 & 24 October and 07 & 14 November 2018.


Advanced sign up is required as seating is limited. Anyone interested in attending should send an email to Andy Westrich at andy@hamptonapiary.com


The course is FREE. A recommended text, Beginning Beekeeping from Dadant, will be available for purchase. Other classroom materials are being provided or can be taken off the club website: Basic Beekeeping Student Guide and Beginning Beekeeping – Beekeeping Basics.


The class syllabus can be downloaded from this link.