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Spring is the best time to start a beehive, and taking a beekeeping class is the best way to avoid experiencing the dreaded hive collapse caused by varroa mites.
The course will be taught by Brian Fredericksen, owner and founder who established Ames Farm in 1994 and has kept honeybees for over two decades.
3/20/2022 Please note: our initial class and nuc bundle was for class date 4/23 which is full and sold out. Any bundles sold after today are for class date Sunday 4/24
The bundle includes one of our 4 frame nucs we sell separately for $175 so you are saving $20 when you buy the bundle. Click here for more info on the 4 frame nucs.
Terms: class is non refundable after 4/10/2022. Bees will not be available at the time of the class, expect to pick them up at a separate time
The course is designed to give you an overview of the following:
History of Beekeeping
Disease & Pests of the Honeybee
Year Around Hive Management
Honey Selling & Marketing
As part of the 3.5 hour course, you will receive a handout of the course materials and references. Hive ware and beekeeping equipment will be on hand for your inspection.
After the course a half hour will be available to discuss your equipment needs. There will be some bee supply catalogs available to look over. We recommend Mann Lake or Dadant & Sons as the two best beekeeping supply houses.