Topics: Upon completion, students will be expected to demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of ten crucial areas of study including:
1. History of Beekeeping
2. Honeybee Biology
3. Anatomy of a Hive
4. Tools of the Trade
5. Inspection Techniques
6. Beekeeping Ordinance for Los Angeles.
7. Diseases, Pests and Pathogens
8. The Beekeeper’s Season in Southern California
9. Setting Up an Urban Apiary
10. Troubleshooting Problems in the Hive/Situational Awareness
Location: All classes are held on Sunday and will take place at The Valley Hive located at 10538 Topanga Cyn Blvd in Chatsworth. Class will meet from 2pm – 4pm
Class Dates: Feb. 19, Feb. 26, March 5, March 12, March 19, March 26
Additionally: Two hours of lab work in our apiary is required to pass the class. Apiary availability will be sent out to students. Students are expected to make the time to accompany a Valley Hive Beekeeper during a typical inspection at one of our apiaries.
Required material: The Valley Hive will provide the required textbook for this course, “The Backyard Beekeeper” by Kim Flottum. Students will also be provided with a binder which will be filled with material and notes throughout the course. Participation in completing the “Bee Binder” is mandatory to successfully passing the course.
Refunds: We regret that we will not be able to offer refunds once payment is processed. Due to the popularity of this products, space is limited and fills up quickly. There are no refunds for canceled or missed appointments.
Children 12 years of age and older are welcome with an adult. Younger children are permitted on a case-by-case basis. Please call to inquire before you book a space for anyone under the age of 12. We will not refund you once the payment has been processed.