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Backyard Beekeeping Class

Thanks for Joining Us in this Exciting Class at Heritage Prairie Farm

As many of our farm fans know, Heritage Prairie Farm has been harvesting honey for local bee enthusiasts since 2006. We offer a variety of raw, blended, and infused honey flavors inside our Farm Store and Online Honey Store. As our tradition of local raw honey harvesting continues, our amazing bees make sweet, golden nectar from millions of flowers surrounding their USDA Certified Organic Farm. For a third year in a row, we have held the Backyard Beekeeping Class at Heritage Prairie Farm.

Continuing this tradition, Heritage Prairie Farm offers the Backyard Beekeeping Class in March. This is an interactive two part class is held over two Saturdays. Students are expected to attend both days of this two-part class. The course will cover the basics of beekeeping and everything you will need to know in this dynamic hobby. Throughout the class, students are encouraged to ask questions as they get ready to start their very own backyard hive.

Whether you are a honey expert or just looking to learn a new hobby, our class makes it easy for you to learn the basics of beekeeping. As many of our former students will tell you, this class will get you on track to becoming a beekeeper in your very own backyard!

How To Reserve Your Spot?

We had a fantastic turnout to the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Backyard Beekeeping Classes and we are grateful to everyone who joined us. 2018 marked our third year for this fantastic class. If you are interested in the course, then be sure to purchase your tickets before they sell out. Tickets are available to the next Backyard Beekeeping Class closer to the date. To participate in this Backyard Beekeeping Class, you must reserve your spot online. 

Looking to get a jump start on this class? We have a few copies of The Backyard Beekeeper by Kim Flottum in the HPF Farm Store for $24.95. Get yours and begin learning all about Backyard Beekeeping.

Backyard Beekeeping Class

To everyone who joined us for the third annual beekeeping class, thank you! We can’t wait to bring back this course for next year. Heritage Prairie Farm’s two-part Backyard Beekeeping Class is held in March every year.

Tools Used at Heritage Prairie Farm's Backyard Beekeeping Class

About the Backyard Beekeeping Class

First of all, this course is both interactive and hands-on. In addition, the class discusses the different kinds of bees, their roles and jobs within the colony, and the lifecycle of a honeybee.

Through hands-on demonstrations, beginning beekeepers will learn about the following key components:

  • Hives
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Apiary Location
  • The Beekeepers Year
  • Challenges Facing Honeybees (including CCD, pests, and disease)
  • What To Do With Honey
  • Resources for Continued Learning
The Beekeeper at the Backyard Beekeeping Class

Why Backyard Beekeeping?

Besides the obvious reasons of more honey and plenty of beeswax, beekeeping is a rewarding hobby for both you and the environment. Consequently with Colony Collapse Disorder on the rise and pollinators in the news, it’s absolutely crucial to maintain sustainable beekeeping practices.

As a result, Heritage Prairie Farm is committed to sustainable beekeeping. We are very happy to pass along our methods to you. The Backyard Beekeeping class is a great way to get started in a new hobby that benefits mother nature.

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