Heritage Prairie Farm continues the Backyard Beekeeping Classes this March. This interactive two-part class will take place on Saturday, March 10th from 12PM – 4PM and Saturday, March 24th from 12PM – 4PM. The course will cover the basics of backyard beekeeping and everything you will need to know in this dynamic hobby. More information about this Backyard Beekeeping Class is available HERE.
We are very excited to bring this class back for the third year in a row! As many of our former students will tell you, this is the perfect class to get you on your way to Beekeeping in your very own backyard. Our Backyard Beekeeping Class will be both interactive and hands-on. 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:
- 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
Our unique Beekeeping Class is located here on the farm at 2N308 Brundige Rd., Elburn, IL 60119. You can find directions to the farm by Clicking Here.
To participate in this class, you must reserve your spot online. Tickets are $100 per person for the Backyard Beekeeping Class. Questions? Call the HPF Farm Office at 630-443-5989.
Looking to get an early start on the class? We have copies of The Backyard Beekeeper by Kim Flottum in the HPF Farm Store for $24.95.