Learn 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.
Schedule and Location
Please note the NEW CLASS SCHEDULE due to inclement weather.
Four Thursdays, February 15 through March 8, 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center
Fees and Admission
Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum.
ONLINE: REGISTER NOW
CALL: 630-719-2468 (or to be wait listed)
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.