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Learning; is the process of acquiring new understanding, knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, attitudes, and preferences.

Apiculture; is the scientific method of raising/ rearing honey bees and/ or the maintenance of bee colonies, commonly in man-made hives, by humans. A beekeeper keeps bees in order to collect their honey and other products that the hive produces, (including beeswax, propolis, flower pollen, bee pollen, and royal jelly), to pollinate crops, or to produce bees for sale to other beekeepers. A location where bees are kept is called an apiary or ‘bee yard’.

As we learn and grow our experiences as a student of Apiculture, we also offer these lessons to others interested in honey bees and beekeeping, as a student, teacher, instructor, and mentor, growing our community of responsible beekeepers and improving awareness to towards bees.

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We prefer that you provide your own beekeeping protective clothing (suit/ jacket and vail, gloves). However if needed we can help out with spare protective clothing.

We offer our beginner course from the last weekend in April until Mid May each year. This allows for a good range of weather, early development of the hives, and enough time for you to still get organized before first season activities begin (receiving your bees) at the end of May.


We appreciate hearing from you after you complete your beginner course. We want to continue supporting your development by answering questions, providing ongoing resources, and connecting you with the beekeeping community. It can be a complex skill to develop over time. We remember well what the beginning years and experience is like and want to make sure you and your bees are successful.