Beginning Beekeeping

Learn the basics of beekeeping online in this four session virtual series led by local beekeepers Terry Lieberman-Smith,and Lydia Pleiman
The classes will be held online via zoom on Feb 23, 22 & March 1, 2 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The classes will cover the the following topics:
-seasonal management
-what you will need to keep bees
-frame and box building
-where to acquire bees
-where to house bees
-castes of bees
-strains of bees
-zoning and neighbors
-goodies from the hive
-nucs/nucleus colonies
-package and swarm installation
- honey bee pests and diseases
-inspection, feeding and mite control
-hive progression
-spring, summer and fall management
There will be a 2 hour hands on frame building session Sat Feb 27 at the cabin at Lost Creek Reserve for 6 students at a time. These time slots are 8:00 am-10:00 am or 10:30 am-12:30pm. For those attendees that prefer to remain virtual there will be a virtual "hands on" frame building session on Sat March 16 from 2:30-4:30.

Class fee includes a 1 year membership to the Miami Valley Beekeepers Assoc.
Maximum Class size is 15.
Class fee $60.
Preregistration is required.


-Credit cards have a $2.25 service fee.
-Please note when registering for this class it is a 4 day virtual course with a fifth day for frame building hands or or virtual option.
-The hands on class will be held at the Cabin at Lost Creek Reserve.
Masks must be worn and social distancing must be followed.

Program Type Adult Adventure
Program Subcategory Outdoor Adventure and Skills
Program Code -
Online Registration Yes
Enrollment Begin Date 1/18/2021
Enrollment End Date 2/22/2021 2:59 AM
Terry Lieberman-Smith
Gender Any Gender
Enrollment Minimum 4
Maximum 25
Grade Minimium -
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Age Minimum -
Maximum -
Residency Restriction -None-
Membership Restrictions -
Amount $60.00
Monday - 02/22/2021
Start Time 6:30 PM
End Time 8:30 PM
Location -
Tuesday - 02/23/2021
Start Time 6:30 PM
End Time 8:30 PM
Location -
Saturday - 02/27/2021
Start Time 8:00 AM
End Time 1:00 PM
Location LC - Cabin
Monday - 03/01/2021
Start Time 6:30 PM
End Time 8:30 PM
Location -
Tuesday - 03/02/2021
Start Time 6:00 PM
End Time 8:30 PM
Location -