Beginning Beekeeping

bees and honeyLearn the basics of beekeeping. Curious about honey bees?  Interested in starting your own hive and harvesting your own honey? Already have a hive and want to learn more about managing it? Join our experienced beekeeper and explore the history of beekeeping, bee anatomy, starting up a colony and managing it through the year, equipment basics, honey bee pests and diseases, harvesting honey, and more.


Instructor: Greg Fischer
Notes: Held indoors. Limit 20
Recommended text: The recommended text, The Backyard Beekeeper:  An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard & Garden, is available in the Arboretum Store.

Course number

N158

Schedule and Location


This class will be offered again in Winter 2019.

Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$85.00 member
$99.00 nonmember

Registration Information

ONLINE: REGISTER NOW
CALL: 630-719-2468 (or to be wait listed)
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.