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2024 Beginner Beekeeping Course

  • Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 21, 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 28, 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 4, 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 11, 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us to learn how to become a beekeeper. This in-depth, 8-part course will cover the basics of apiary management and address the challenges of raising honey bees in the North Country. Covered topics will include: 

  • Honey bee biology 
  • Required equipment and maintenance 
  • Colony activities and health 
  • Obtaining honey bees 
  • Seasonal hive management 

Prior to starting the course, participants will be expected to procure their own copy of The Beekeeper's Handbook: 5th Edition by Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile. This textbook can be purchased on most online retail sites for about $30. 

Active Duty Military and Veterans can receive a free copy. Please contact John Buneta for more details. 

If you have trouble obtaining a textbook, please contact John. 

This course is free to attend, however registration is required. 

Register

https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/main/events_landing.cfm?event=beginnerbeekeepingcourse2024_222

Contact

John Buneta
Soldiers and Veterans in Agriculture Specialist
jjb399@cornell.edu
315-788-8450 ext. 269

Location

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County
203 N. Hamilton St.
Watertown, NY 13601

Last updated February 2, 2024