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Classes

INTRO TO BEEKEEPING

If you are thinking about becoming a beekeeper and don’t know where to begin, The Valley Hive has the perfect class for you. During our Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping class, you will learn everything from the history of beekeeping to the lifecycle of the honeybee along with everything you will need to know to start your own backyard hive. This two-hour class is being offered during the fall in a classroom setting and is perfect for those wanting to purchase bees in April. Upon competition of this class, you can continue your beekeeping journey in the Spring with our hands-on beekeeping classes in the bee yard. We will not be getting into hives for this class. Here’s what you will learn:

  • History of Beekeeping
  • Life cycle of the colony and basic bee biology
  • Time commitment
  • Equipment needed
  • Protective gear
  • Space requirements/hive placement
  • Los Angeles City Ordinance
  • Registering your hive with the county of Los Angeles

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1ST YEAR BEEKEEPING

This series will take you through a full year of beekeeping. Starting with a brief history of beekeeping, you will learn everything you need to know to start and manage a backyard hive. This series combines classroom learning with hands on hive training. Classes run from February through November. If you are interested in enrolling in our Spring 2020 classes, sign up for our newsletter and we will let you know as soon as the information is available.

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2ND YEAR BEEKEEPING

If you have been keeping bees and want learn more, this series is for you. In this class we will introduce advanced beekeeping concepts and engage in group discussions. Participants will work together on creative problem-solving techniques and learn how analyze data to better ascertain the health of a hive.  Classes run from February through November. If you are interested in enrolling in our Spring 2020 classes, sign up for our newsletter and we will let you know as soon as the information is available.

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Working Hours
We are open 7 days a week from 8:30am-5:00pm
We have moved! Our new address is 10538 Topanga Cyn Blvd. Chatsworth, CA 91311
(818) 280-6500
 
 
 
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