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Education

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Education

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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 pollinate crops, produce bees for sale to other beekeepers, collect their honey, and other products that the hive produces including; beeswax, propolis, flower pollen, bee pollen, and royal jelly. 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 honey bees.

Beekeeping Programs

Youth

Extension Programs

Sharing our beekeeping experiences with youth is one of our greatest joys.

We offer safe, easy to understand, interactive learning opportunities at our educational bee yard through various local groups.

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Sharing knowledge....

Passion, best describes our interest in teaching, coaching, and sharing our knowledge, lessons, and experience. For us, there is nothing more exciting than working with others, introducing them to honey bees and beekeeping, regardless of their age or level of understanding. There is a pure joy that is created through this experience.

We offer lessons about honey bees and beekeeping to youth, and adults, from sessions at our educational apiary, multi-day courses, and a ShareHive Program that creates an inclusive opportunity to learn about honey bees and beekeeping without the responsibility of ongoing management, equipment, or space.

If you have an idea for an educational session, that we currently do not offer, please let us know what you're interested in by Contacting Us.

Beekeeping Courses

Adult

Beekeeping Programs

Apiculture (the study of beekeeping and honey bees) is fascinating to learn at all ages.

We offer a variety of safe introductions to beekeeping for adults from; short group sessions, multi-day/ hands-on beginner courses, ongoing mentorship, and a ShareHive Program.

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Education FAQ's

Yes, we have a limited supply of kids and adult beekeeping suits and gloves to keep you protected while learning with us about honey bees.

During COVID, we only permit one use per education session, and do not allow sharing of suits in an education session.

We ask that anyone registered in our beginner beekeeping course come prepared with their own personal protective equipment, and dress appropriately.

Usually we offer an adult beginner beekeeping course in April/ May with enough time for new beekeepers to develop a good foundation before getting started.

Beekeeping mentorship is available between April and October each season.

Youth learning opportunities are usually best between May and July.

No. We volunteer our time to educate our local youth in the fascinating world of honey bees, offering a safe, easy to understand, interactive, learning experiences for everyone.

No. We greatly appreciate all of the support we receive from our commercial beekeeping friends as we develop our beekeeping knowledge, and feel it's important to continue building the Each one Teach one philosophy and culture for the transfer of beekeeping knowledge.

At the end of the day, we're all doing our best to keep our honey bees healthy and happy. Whenever possible, we do our best to be available to visit your bee yard, and/ or invite you to one of ours. If you have any questions on the best practices that we've learned and use in our operation, please do not hesitate to ask.

We offer a ShareHive Program where individuals, and groups can purchase a quarter, half, of full share in a beehive that you can upgrade (or downgrade each season). Think crowdfunding for beehives.

With your share you are guaranteed a respective minimum of honey harvest (and more on good seasons), ongoing exclusive development updates throughout the beekeeping season, and a small group invitation to visit and meet your ShareHive, with family and friends of your choice.

Education Questions?

Do you have questions about our learning opportunities? We'd love to hear from you to see how we can help you with exploring the world of honey bees and beekeeping.

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