General meetings are held at 6:00 pm the first Thursday of each month except December. See the “Meetings Tab” or Opening page for more information.
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.
Practical Beekeeping will be available as a Zoom class (recorded in the classroom) for those who are further away, are not vaccinated, or just don’t want to deal with HSU parking
The class will be Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, February 7 to May 2. No class March 14. Cost is $175. There will be 4 field trips, Saturdays 1:00 – 3:00 PM.
BEE YARD EXPERIENCE (class used to be called Advanced Practical Beekeeping) 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 (proof of vaccination required). 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 13 to May 1. No class March 20. Cost is $175.
If HSU decides to teach only on-line next semester, Practical Beekeeping will be on-line only and there will be no field trips. Bee Yard Experience will not happen. Check with HSU Extended Education for the latest information. Note: as of 12/5/21 their web site descriptions are not yet updated for 2022.
For more information, interested persons can call:
Dick LaForge at 707-443-2626
Jeannine Kaprielian at 707-599-0366.
To get class details and to register click HERE or call 707-822-3731.