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Classes, Events, & Workshops

2019 Events at The Valley Hive & Topanga Nursery

Below is an updated list of upcoming classes and events at our location. We look forward to having you join us and be a part of our Chatsworth community! Please note: We love kids and welcome them to partake in our classes. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Thank you for your cooperation.

Click here for a complete list of 1st Year Beekeeping Classes

Click here for a complete list of 2nd Year Beekeeping Classes

Click here for  Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association  Classes (LACBA)

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

How to Install A Package/Nuc

Sunday, March 31st - 1pm to 3pm

Registration is Required - Limited Space Available

  • Class Topic: What to plant in a bee friendly garden
  • The life cycle of the colony
  • Basic bee biology
  • How to install bees into a hive

Class Location: The Valley Hive - 10538 Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Parking: Please park on Topanga Canyon Blvd. Free parking is available all day Sunday

Time: Class starts at 1pm

Class Requirements:  Bring a notebook and pen/pencil to take notes

Price: $30 per person (discounted rate if you sign up for all classes in the series). You will also receive a 10% discount for shopping in our store on the day of class.

SIGN UP FOR CLASS #2 

SIGN UP FOR  ALL CLASSES IN THE 1ST YEAR BEEKEEPING SERIES

 

Varroa Mite Testing & Treatment

Sunday, March 31st - 9am to 11am

Registration is Required - Limited Space Available

Class Topic: Varroa Mite testing and treatment

Class Location: The Valley Hive - 10538 Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Parking: Please park on Topanga Canyon. FREE parking is available all day Sunday.

Time:  Class starts at 9am

Class Requirements:

  • This is an advanced class; Beekeeping 101 or equivalent required
  • Protective clothing - full bee suit; gloves; high top boots/shoes (no sandals or open shoes)
  • Bring a notebook and pen/pencil to take notes

Price: $30 per person (discounted rate available if you sign up for all classes in the series). You will also receive a 10% discount for shopping in our store the day of class.

SIGN UP FOR CLASS #3

SIGN UP FOR ALL CLASSES IN THE 2ND YEAR BEEKEEPING SERIES 

 

Beekeeping Experience - SOLD OUT

Sunday, March 24th - 9am to 12pm

Get a glimpse into hive life with this interactive 3-hour experience. You will learn first hand what it takes to be a beekeeper and what goes into taking care of honeybees. You will also join the beekeeper out in the bee yard and participate in the process of  inspecting hives by opening up actual bee boxes, holding a frame of bees, and learning how honey is extracted from the hive.

$75 per person

VIEW MORE BEEKEEPING EXPERIENCE DATES

 

 

HIVE PAINTING WORKSHOP

Sunday, March 24th - 1pm to 4pm

Tired of your boring white bee box? Go from bland to BEE-utiful and turn your plain hive into a work of art. Your bees will be the envy of their neighborhood! Class instruction provided, along with paint, brushes and refreshments (of course!). Hive body sold separately. Purchase a deep hive body or complete hive on our website or at our bee store in Chatsworth.

Price: $35 per person

RESERVE YOUR SPOT

 

SPRING BIRDCAGE WORKSHOP

Sunday, April 7th - 1pm to 4pm

Come join us in the Topanga Nursery as we celebrate Spring! Create a beautiful succulent arrangement inside of a decorative birdcage that will brighten up any space - indoors or out.  All materials will be provided, and step by step instruction is included.

Price: $70 per person

RESERVE YOUR SPOT

How To Inspect A Hive

Sunday, April 28th - 1pm to 3pm

Registration is Required - Limited Space is Available

Class Topic: Hive inspection techniques; what to look for during the first inspection after installing a package

Class Location: The Valley Hive - 10538 Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Parking: Please park on Topanga Canyon. Free parking is available all day on Sunday

Time: Class starts at 1pm

Class Requirements:

  • Protective clothing - full bee suit, gloves, high top boots or shoes (no sandals or open shoes)
  • Bring a notebook and pen/pencil for taking notes

Price: $30 per person (discounted rate available if you sign up for all classes in the series). You will also receive a 10% discount off of purchases made in our store during class.

SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS

SIGN UP FOR ALL CLASSES IN THE 1ST YEAR BEEKEEPING SERIES

Hive Inspection Techniques

Sunday, April 28th - 9am to 11am

Registration is Required - Space is Limited

Class Topic: Hive Inspections

Class Location: The Valley Hive - 10538 Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Time: Class starts at 9am

Class Requirements:

  • This is an advanced class; beekeeping 101 or equivalent is required
  • Protective clothing - full bee suit, gloves, high tops/boots (no sandals or open toed shoes)
  • Bring a notebook and pen/pencil to take notes

Price: $30 per person (discounted rate available if you sign up for all classes in the series). You will also receive a 10% discount for shopping in our store the day of class.

SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS

SIGN UP FOR ALL CLASSES IN THE 2ND YEAR BEEKEEPING SERIES

 

 

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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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