Ames Farm

Hands On Beekeeping Class 2024


Taking a hands on beekeeping class with a seasoned beekeeper is the best way to learn firsthand how to assess a honeybee colonies health, potential and needs. 

This course is designed with the backyard apiarist | beekeeper in mind who has not successfully taken a hive of bees through winter yet but is open to anyone who would like to attend. 

This class is hands on and requires the participant to bring a bee suit, veil and gloves.  See first hand the different stages of honeybee brood growth, swarm cells and queen rearing steps. Varroa Mite testing will be done on a hive as well. Bring your questions and bee problems to the class for discussion. 

The class will be held 1pm to 4pm Saturday, July, 20, 2024 at our bee farm in Delano Mn 

Course Overview

Brood Identification

Disease & Pests of the Honeybee

Swarm Management

Year Around Apiary Management 

Queen Bee Rearing

Honey Production

Winter Preparation

Terms: class is non refundable after 7/5/23. Please do not attend if you have a known allergy to bee stings.  

Questions? call 952.955.3348 8am-4pm M-F or email us from contact form.