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Beekeeping

Classes will be limited to 10 students and COVID measures will be implemented to ensure the safety of our students. Bee suits and gloves will be needed to participate in hands-on sessions. Class cost is $45.00 per person.


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Class
Dates Description Time
March 2021 Basic Beekeeping March 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Designed to provide interested and new beekeepers with the basic knowledge of keeping honey bees (Apis Merrifella). Presentations include the History of Beekeeping, Bee Biology, Tools & Equipment, Colony Dynamics, Introduction to Pest & Diseases, Supplemental Feeding and Working and Inspecting Hives. Classes will be from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. each night.
In person class with option to participate virtually.
May 2021 Advanced Beekeeping
May 19, 20, 21, 22
Saturday, May 22 will be a hands-on session. Focus on Hive Splitting techniques, deliberate inspections, pest management, and treatments. Must be a graduate of Basic Beekeeping to attend.
Classes will be from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. each night and the Saturday session is from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
In person class with option to participate virtually.
A Buzz in the Black Hills Conference

2021 Conference - Postponed

Conference themes will be on sustaining your apiary and natural beekeeping. 



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