2017 Beekeeping Classes

Attend a Class on Beekeeping! See below for Description of Classes offered in the Cook-DuPage area. Classes are posted arranged by date.

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Beekeeping: Hands-on Mentoring

Join Marge as you suit up and look into the hives in the Lyman Woods Apiary. See first-hand how to prepare your bees for winter, and discuss questions about management techniques and practices. Jackets, veils and gloves are available, but please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes or boots. If raining, mentoring will take place indoors.

Where: Lyman Woods Nature Center, 901 31st Street, Downers Grove
Date: October 7, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee: $10 Register at www.dgparks.org, search for activity #884070-01


Intro to Beekeeping

The Morton Arboretum

Find out if beekeeping is right for you! Is it expensive? How much time is required? What equipment is needed, and how hard is it to get? In this introductory class, learn what is required to keep bees. Instructor Marge Trocki will explain the required equipment, costs, time demands, and more. This class is a great opportunity to get a sense of what it takes to raise bees before committing to the full-length Beginning Beekeeping workshop in September.

Instructor: Marge Trocki, Naturalist and Beekeeper
Course number: N157
Saturday, August 19, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cudahy Auditorium, Administration Building
$25.00 members
$34.00 nonmembers

Register:
ONLINE: www.mortonarb.org
CALL: 630-719-2468
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.


Beginning Beekeeping

The Morton Arboretum

Learn the basics of beekeeping. Curious about honey bees? Interested in starting your own hive and harvesting your own honey? Already have a hive and want to learn more about managing it? Join Marge to explore the history of beekeeping, bee anatomy, starting up a colony and managing it through the year, equipment basics, honey bee pests and diseases, harvesting honey, and more.

Instructor: Marge Trocki, Naturalist and Beekeeper
Course number: N158
Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, 2017, 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
Thornhill Education Center
$95.00 members
$108.00 nonmembers

Register:
ONLINE: www.mortonarb.org
CALL: 630-719-2468
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.