Intro into beekeeping at Wellfield Botanic Gardens

Are you interested in honeybees or have you ever considered beekeeping as a hobby? Here’s your chance to get up close and personal with the wonderful world of beekeeping!

Wellfield Botanic Gardens’ Volunteer Beekeeper, Steve Pearson provides a practical approach to learning, with hands-on demonstrations combined with in-class presentations, handouts, and other resources to get you started. The 3-part series will show you how to setup your hives, you’ll learn about honeybees (and how to tell from imposters!), as well as maintaining your hives across the seasons.

All class participants receive helpful handouts, detailed supply resources (a checklist of what you’ll need and where to get it to get started) and hands-on demonstrations. Participants will also receive their own copy of “First Lessons In Beekeeping” by Dr. Keith Delaplane [Soft cover; 166 pages with 150 color illustrations]. This book is a great companion to the classes and introduces the prospective beekeeper to the basics of beekeeping through easy-to-understand text and numerous color photos on honey, bee biology, beekeeping equipment, management, honey production and processing, as well as disease diagnosis and treatment.

Classes are intended for ages 13 and up; class sizes are limited, register to confirm your space.