Take a Beekeeping Course with NYC Beekeeping Association


The NYCBA is offering two courses in 2009 for the absolute beginner and novice beekeeper. Each course is 12 hours long, spread out over four Sundays. (If a demand exists, we will consider adding a third group class on Saturdays in March.) The courses will meet on the Lower East Side of Manhattan at the University Settlement from 10:30AM – 1:30PM on the dates below. The cost of the course is $75. for the entire twelve-hour course.

February Course
February 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd (snow date March 1st)

March Course
March 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

This twelve-hour course will teach you everything you need to know to safely start and maintain a beehive. We will construct the hives for one hour of each session in order to introduce you to the intricacies of the hive itself, and spend the other two hours teaching/discussing everything from safe hive placement, general maintenance, and troubleshooting in the hive. Our emphasis is always on the safety and comfort of the bees, your neighbors, and you (in that order). Students will learn the players in the hive, the normal process and lifecycle within the colony, and how to best work with, appreciate, and enjoy beekeeping. New beekeepers will learn how to invigorate their vegetables and fortify their flowers (and those of the neighborhood) while contributing to the environment and ensuring themselves as much as 120 lbs of pure raw honey per year per hive. This course teaches everything you need to know to start or continue your fascinating love story with the bees. Learn about this fulfilling and rewarding hobby. Become a beekeeper. It is easier than you may think, and more rewarding than you might imagine.

To register for either course, please e-mail us!

Please include in your e-mail:

* your name
* your mailing address
* your level of experience in beekeeping
* please indicate if you are interested in the February or March course

If a course becomes full, we will update the website to reflect that. If we receive your payment within two days of changing the website, we will figure out a way to squeeze you into the group of your choice. An e-mail confirmation will be sent to you upon successful processing of your payment. If we can re-sell your seat we will happily refund your fee once payment is made (but we will miss you in that case).

Another option is to pay in person at one of our monthly meetings. Bring cash or check.

Cancellation policy:
If you cancel within one week of the first day of class, the full course fee will be charged.

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