Rolla Bee Club 2020 Beginning Beekeeping Classes
Rolla Bee Club will host two beginning beekeeping classes Saturday, January 25, 2020 and Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sign up for one of the classes, or both if you want a refresher of the first class. This is same class scheduled on two different dates.
This class will cover what you need to begin beekeeping including equipment, costs, bee sources, setting up hives and helping colonies to get through their first winter.
Location: Doolittle Community Hall, 380 Eisenhower, Rolla, Mo.
Cost is $75 per person and will include class materials, lunch and refreshments.
This beginning beekeeping class is certified by the Great Plains Master Beekeeper program and qualifies for credit towards master beekeeper certification.
From a Rolla Bee Club spring 2019 class:
"Charlotte, I cannot thank you and your team enough for a FABULOUS class on Saturday. All of your knowledge and passion is astounding!! Not only that, but you have put together a very educational class that is well thought out, touches on so much, moves expediently, breaks in the right places-it couldn’t be better! Thank you very much! We are very excited about beginning our beekeeping experience." MBH
Second Year Beekeeping Class
A Second Year Beekeeping Class is scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2020 also at Doolittle Community Hall, 380 Eisenhower, Rolla, Mo. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This class is focused on beekeepers who successfully pulled their bees through their first winter and will focus on basic techniques such as merging colonies, splitting, swarm catching and replacing queens.
Cost is $75 and will include class materials, lunch and refreshments.
Tips on Running a Bee Club
Rolla Bee Club was excited to hold the first class certified for Missouri's Great Plains Master Beekeeping program October 19, 2019 at Missouri State Beekeepers Association fall conference in Moberly, Missouri.
For other certified classes for Missouri's master beekeeping program, visit here for an updated class list.
For more information on the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program including the training levels, check here.