“HLBKClub Intro to Beekeeping” Class Info
Hi Everyone, the Spring HLBKClub Intro to Beekeeping class will be Saturdday February 16th, 2013 and held from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Lockheed Martin Club House. From Wadsworth and C-470, head south on Wadsworth. Go past the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield and the Trail Mark Subdivision. On the right hand side (west side) of the road there will be a sign for Colorado Golf and Turf. This is a golf cart rental/sales place. Turn in as though you were going into that business. Once you’ve made the turn, you will see a road on the right called Skyward (lane, drive, st, or ave???). It’s the only road -- so just look for Skyward. Follow Skyward as it weaves around, heads north past the antenna test lab and then heads west. You will see a football field and picnic area and several small buildings. The club house is a one level gray colored structure with M-41 ( or maybe 81??) on a small plaque on the outside of the building. That is the club house. Jo Haugland and Liz Wickard, Founders and Past Presidents of The High Land Beekeeping Club are the Instructors. There are planned times for breaks, lunch, and questions. The instruction will include lecture, demonstration, visual aids, and power point presentations and will cover everything needed to start beekeeping this year – or next.
- There are no tuition discounts for students, seniors, or families at this time.
- No one under the age of 18 is permitted.
- Tuition for class is $100.00 per person
- Tuition is due no later than February 15, 2012. Early payment for class is encouraged to ensure a spot in the session. There will be a limit placed on the number of students and it will be on a first come, first paid, basis. Checks should be made out to Jo Haugland and mailed to: 6547 Willow Broom Trail, Littleton, CO 80125.
- Refunds requested after March 1st will have $25.00 deducted for processing.
- Class will include a flash drive for your computer loaded with beekeeping information.
- You should bring a sack lunch, water or drinks, a pillow to sit on (the chairs get really hard after 9 hours), a jacket or layer your clothing to accommodate potential fluctuations in room temperature, pen, paper, and any other items you will need including medicines and snacks to make your FULL DAY of class comfortable.
If you have any questions or concerns prior to class, please feel free to contact: Jo Haugland 303-916-7398 cell email@example.com
Hudson Gardens (Littleton) Beekeeping Series of Courses meet Monthly on 2nd Wednesdays 6pm to 8pm
The Hudson Gardens offers a comprehensive series on beekeeping classes offered throughout the year, which cover topics such as pollination, honey harvest, and everything in between! Below is a list of the upcoming classes, please visit their Beekeeping Program page for complete course descriptions and registration instructions:
Pollination & Beyond: The Amazing Honeybee 2nd Wednesday, October (6-8 pm)
The Beekeeper’s Calendar: Seasonal Hive Management 2nd Wednesday, November (6-8 pm)
Beekeeping Basics 2nd Wednesday, December (6-8 pm)
Honeybee Hive Management Systems 2nd Wednesday, January (6-8 pm)
Honeybee Pests and Diseases 2nd Wednesday February (6-8 pm)
Beekeeping Express (All day session 9 am - 430 pm, most from seriestopics - bring drinks, water, snacks, lunch)
Hive Startup: Installing Nucleus Hives and Package Bees 2nd Wednesday March (6-8 pm)
Honeybee Hive Inspections 2nd Wednesday, April (6-8 pm)
Meet the Beekeepers on Saturdays during "Bee Season" at The BEEYARD (NO CHARGE 9:30-11:30 am) May 18; June 15; July 20; August 17; September 21
Honey Harvest and Products of the Hive 2nd Wednesday, August (6-8 pm)
Overwintering Honeybee Hives 2nd Wednesday, September (6-8 pm)
You can also contact Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rocky Mountain Bee Classes at To Bee or Not To Bee
Gregg McMahan of "Rocky Mountain Bee,"
will be teaching information-packed beekeeping classes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 1-hour break for lunch. Please bring paper and pen to take notes. Classes are held next-door to the To Bee or Not To Bee store at 725 West 39Tth Ave. Denver, CO 80216, and weather permitting, afternoon classes will be also held at several hive locations. The cost is $75.00. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Gregg directly at 720-934-6176 or Bill at 720-203-0338 email@example.com
Beginning Beekeeping Classes. Learn everything you need to know for your first year of beekeeping. (Each of these is a one-time class; this is not a series.): January 12 ; January 26; February 9; February 23; March 9; March 23; April 13; April 27; May 11
Beekeeping 2nd Year & Beyond. Learn 1. First inspection of the new year. 2. How to read your brood cycle and what you want to see. 3. Feeding for success. 4. Disease and pest inspection and your options. (Late winter thru summer) 5. Reversing hive bodies, why 6. Spring inspection what to look for and options for weak hives. 7. Swarming, recogniton and options. 8. Supering hives. 9. Harvesting. 10. Late summer brood and food storage inspections and options. 11. Late summer disease and pest inspections and control options. 12. Late summer, early fall feeding. 13. Winterizing. Each of these are one day classes 9:00 to 5:00; not a series - cost $75 on January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18