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Beginning Beekeeping

Get started beekeeping with the Arboretum’s own beekeeper. 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 Greg Fischer, owner of Wild Blossom Meadery, to 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. All participants will receive their own hive tool to take home.

Instructor: Greg Fischer, Wild Blossom Meadery and Arboretum Beekeeper
Notes: Held mostly indoors. Outdoor excursions will be discussed in class ahead of time. Limit 20.
Recommended text: The recommended text, The Backyard Beekeeper:  An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard & Garden, $24.99, is available in the Arboretum Store.
Certificate information: May be used as a Naturalist or Home Landscape Gardening Certificate Elective (8 hours)
 

Course number: 
N158
SCHEDULE AND LOCATION: 

4 Tuesdays, September 23-October 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

FEES AND ADMISSION: 

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$80.00 members
$94.00 nonmembers
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 

CALL: 630-719-2468
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.
ONLINE: REGISTER NOW