There is an in-person option and virtual option for these classes. In-person class size is limited. Bee suits and gloves will be needed to participate in hands-on sessions. Class cost is $100.00 per person.
March 2023 Basic Beekeeping
March 27-31, 2023
Learn the basics of keeping honey bees, including considerations to get started, bee biology, major tasks centered on each “bee season”, an introduction to recognizing and treating common honey bee ailments and pests and experience hands-on training in the WDT apiary. The hands-on portion will include inspections, mite treatments and winterizing your apiary hives. By the end of this course, students will receive the basic knowledge to successfully manage and overwinter your colony.
No Prerequisites to attend the basic course.
Classes will be from 6:30pm-9:00pm each night. No Saturday class in March*
*Saturday's class will be held in conjunction with the Advanced Beekeeping class on Saturday, May 13th.
|May 2023 Advanced Beekeeping
||May 8-13, 2023
The Advance Beekeeping expands on the knowledge received during the basic beekeeping course and focuses on the details of colony management: Pest and Disease Treatments, queen management and Supplemental Feeding. It also includes instruction on the honey bee’s internal anatomy, bee subspecies and reproduction and how to expand (hive splitting) and self-sustaining your apiary. The hands-on session will include deliberate hive inspections and hive splitting using several easy and effective techniques.
|Classes will be from 6:30pm-9:00pm each night. Saturday (based on weather) 9:00am-11:30am
In person class with option to participate virtually.
A Buzz in the Black Hills Conference
Saturday, February 18, 2023
8:00am - 3:00pm
Cost to attend: $35.00
Sponsored by WDTC Environmental Club and DRB Beekeeping and Supplies, LLC.
This in person and virtual beekeeping conference is for all levels of Beekeepers. This year’s conference theme will be posted soon!
Tentative Primary Speakers: TBD
Local Vendor Booths, Free Door Prizes and Silent Auctions