Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Second Chance at Top Bar Beekeeping 101 Class

Alright, no more excuses. You heard about the Top Bar Beekeeping 101 class we offered at Shelter in February, but you were still in hibernation. Lucky for you, we had such a great time we’re offering the class again on April 14 and 15.

Time to wake up, sign up, and learn all about getting that honey!
Expert instructor Christy Hemenway from Gold Star Honeybees will join us again to tell you all you’d ever need to know about the history of beekeeping, hive management, bee biology and diseases. She’ll even bring in a hive to show you how it all works and what you’ll need to do for your bees. This two-day course runs from 8:30am to 4pm each day and includes a delectable local, organic breakfast and lunch each day. As a graduate of the course, you’ll even qualify for discounts on beekeeping equipment from Gold Star Honeybees. As one of our students put it earlier this year, Top Bar Beekpeeing 101 is, “Everything I need to get started from an extremely knowledgeable instructor.”

If you’ve ever entertained the idea of having your own hive, you love the idea of local honey (and we mean LOCAL, as in your own backyard), or you are just interested in learning more about beekeeping, register by giving us a call at (207) 442-7938 or register on our website.

The class is eligible for VA reimbursementplus, we’re offering an early bird discount if you sign up before April 7! You’ll save $25 off the regular tuition of $200, so don’t put it off!

Tuition: $200/person or $175 early bird tuition if you register by April 7.

Schedule overview:
April 14 and 15, 2012
8:30: Check-in and gather over coffee, tea and light breakfast
9:00-12:00 Class
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00-4:00 Afternoon Session

1 comment:

  1. Debbie Caldwell PendletonMarch 14, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    Oh thank goodness. I had no transportation or housing for the last session, and still don't, but I'm signing up anyway. Last time i kept bees it was in Boston, downtown, with B.U.G. and it wasn't the same at all. Now I'm back in my home state, in my home town, with volunteer time on my hands. Gotta do this.