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Beginning Beekeeping Six Week Course - Starts January 21, 2024

$350.00

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TO ORDER, CHOOSE PICK UP AT THE VALLEY HIVE AT CHECK OUT! This six-week course is for aspiring new beekeepers, beekeepers who wish to broaden their base knowledge, and members of the community who desire...

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TO ORDER, CHOOSE PICK UP AT THE VALLEY HIVE AT CHECK OUT!
This six-week course is for aspiring new beekeepers, beekeepers who wish to broaden their base knowledge, and members of the community who desire a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to competently manage a colony of honeybees in the Los Angeles Area.


Included in this course:
  • 6 in person classroom style lectures (see dates below)
  • 2 hours of hands-on lab work which includes time in the apiary (dates are weather dependent and will be scheduled by our beekeeper later)
  • Access to The Valley Hive Online Beekeeping Course which can be done at your own pace and is a good reference resource.
  • Access to group office hours held on Zoom (currently Saturdays at 10am)
  • A textbook for the course, received at the first in-person class (TBD by the instructor)
  • A 3 ring “Bee Binder” with additional course material and can be used for note taking; also received at the first in-person class.
     
Course Topics:  
 1.   History of Beekeeping 
 2.   Honeybee Biology
 3.   Anatomy of a Hive
 4.   Tools of the Trade

 5.   Setting Up an Urban Apiary
 6.   Beekeeping Ordinance for the city of Los Angeles.

 7.   Inspection Techniques
 8.   Diseases, Pests and Pathogens 
 9.   The Beekeeper’s Season in Southern California 
10.  Troubleshooting Problems in the Hive/Situational Awareness



In Person Class Dates:  January 21, January 28, February 4, February 11, February 18, February 25

In Person Class Time:  Class will meet from 2pm – 4pm


In Person Class Location: Classes take place at The Valley Hive located at 10538 Topanga Cyn Blvd in Chatsworth.

Price: $350.00 



Additional Information:  To participate in the 2 additional hours of hands-on lab work you will be required to have proper protective gear, a smoker, hive tool and bee brush.  You will learn about these items in the first few in-person sessions.  To successfully pass this course, you will need to attend all sessions, lab work, and pass the final exam.

Refunds:  We regret that we will not be able to offer refunds once payment is processed.  Due to the popularity of this class, space is limited and fills up quickly.  There are no refunds for canceled or missed classes.
Children 12 years of age and older are welcome to sign up with an adult participant; 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.
 
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