Area Beekeeping Classes

Beekeeping 101 – Friday, 7pm – 9pm, March 1, 2019, Monongahela Room (2nd Floor), Maclay St. entrance, Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg

Registration Deadline: Monday, February 22, 2019
Cost: $5/Person

Honeybees have received a lot of attention in the news in recent months with stories of “Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)”, “Killer Bees”, “Varroa Mites”, and “Pesticide Usage”. This heightened awareness about the plight of the honeybee has rekindled an interest for many in the age-old craft of beekeeping.

If you are one of the many folks that want to help the bees and you are considering becoming a beekeeper… then this meeting is for YOU, the beginner!!

Taught by Central Pennsylvania’s most knowledgeable and respected beekeepers, attendee’s of this two-hour class will hear what beekeeping is about, what is required to be successful and the associated costs for supplies and materials. Other topics to be discussed include:

  • Is beekeeping for me?
  • What is a bee hive?
  • Where to buy parts and supplies
  • Where & when do I get bees?
  • When should I begin?
  • What will this hobby cost?
  • Where can I put a bee hive?
  • How do I install and feed package bees?
  • Do I need a mentor?
  • How much honey will my bees make?

Students receive handouts to help guide them in the purchase of beekeeping equipment, as well as materials to learn more about honeybees themselves!

We ask that you please pre-register for the meeting so we can provide refreshments and handouts for everyone.

This class is expected to fill quickly. Print the registration form, fill it out and mail it soon. Send your requests for more information to Linda Klutas at

Note: Attendee’s of this class receive a $5.00 credit toward the 2 Day Short Course on Beekeeping to be held the first two Saturdays of May (see below).

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