General Meetings

General meetings are held at 6:00 pm the first Thursday of each month except December. See the “Meetings Tab” or click HERE for more information.

Upcoming Classes 

Cal Poly Humboldt Extended Education will offer two beekeeping classes in 2024, taught by Dick LaForge and Jeannine Kaprielian.

PRACTICAL BEEKEEPING is for people new to beekeeping, and those who what to upgrade their skills in a comprehensive way.

You will gain skills you need to  keep honeybees for honey, pollination, other hive products, and enjoyment. You will learn honeybee biology, beekeeping equipment, and management techniques.  You will have the opportunity to buy bees in April.  The textbook is Beekeeping for Dummies, 5th edition, 2020, by Howland Blackiston.

The class will be Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, February 5 to May 6.  No class March 11 and April 1.  Cost is $195.  There will be 4 field trips, Saturdays 1:00 – 3:00 PM, dates to be arranged.
The class will be at HSU.

BEE YARD EXPERIENCE is for those who have taken Practical Beekeeping, have beekeeping experience, and may be taken along with Practical Beekeeping.

All classes are at the bee yards of the instructors and students.  We will follow the progress and challenges of the hives, assess their condition, and plan strategies for guiding them to good health and production.
The class will be Sundays, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, February 11 to May 5.  No class March 17.  Cost is $195.

For more information, interested persons can call Dick at 707-443-2626 or Jeannine at 707-599-0366.

To get class details and to register:    707-822-3731.