BeeManiacs staff volunteers teaching classes and presenting about beekeeping in several bee clubs and conferences, but year after year, we hear the same feedback:
- There are not enough beginner bee classes available and some people have to start a beekeeping season without any class support. By the end of March, there are no more bee classes available and people that have already ordered live bees find themselves without training options.
- Some people requested classes in a different schedule than the ones offered by local clubs.
We decided to offer for the first time, our own beginner beekeeping class: BeeManiacs Beekeeping 101 – Sunday, March 31, 2019 – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
This class will cover everything you need to know to get started in beekeeping.
- Different hive styles
- Parts of the hive.
- Beekeeping equipment options
- Protective gear
- Beekeeping tools
- Basic honey bee biology – bee races
- Apiary location
- Installing your bees
Cost is $50 per person enrolled. Students that are 17 or younger can pay 50% of class fees (minors have to be accompanied by a paying adult).
Students that join this class will have priority and free access to shorter courses (regular fee is $5 per course) and to hands-on field days through the beekeeping season (about 6 hands-on field days during the season).
We have limited seats and you can book your ticket right now on this page:
BeeManiacs Beekeeping 101 – 3/31/2019
The link below shows other events and optional classes that we will have during the season (we are constantly adding new classes):
BeeManiacs also offers free online education modules and free support through our forum system.
It’s that time of the year when most beekeepers in the Inland Northwest finished checking their hives, treating for mites, and feeding when needed.
There’s no much beekeeping activity left, so we usually close our store for the season.
The BeeManiacs online store remains open 24/7/365 though. If you need any beekeeping material, you can place an order online and we will ship it to you or you can still select “pick up at the store” and we will schedule an appointment for you to pick up your order.
If you rather buy items at the store in person, we can open by appointment. Just send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will schedule your visit.
We will open again for regular hours of Friday, February 15, 2019.