2021 Beekeeping Class Fees
(Beekeeping 101 OR 105 - see descriptions below, payment options are at the bottom)


This year we are offering both Beekeeping 101 with Dan Rau & a new class, Beekeeping 105 with KT Thompson. Both will be offered via Zoom with a day in the apiary, please see the descriptions below and make sure you've registered online here! Registration is required in order to recieve Zoom meeting information. 

Beekeeping 105

The Beekeeping 105 course is taught by KT Thompson on Zoom from 5:30pm-8:00pm on Monday Evenings March 15, March 22, March 29, & April 5 (registrants will receive meeting link and details via e-mail after registration is complete & payment is received) & one Saturday in the Apiary pending weather, but tentatively scheduled for May 15 - we will solidify the day in the apiary as the date approaches.

KT Thompson is an ECB board member, a high school science teacher, in the CSBA master beekeeping program, and has taught honey bee biology & beekeeping to adults and high school students both in person and online.

Beekeeping 105 overlaps somewhat with Beekeeping 101, but is meant to be its own class for beekeepers wanting to advance their understanding of their bees and the art of beekeeping. It is appropriate for folks who've had bees for a few years as well as NEW beekeepers who are interested. Topics will include: introduction to the honey bee, beekeeping equipment, beekeeping as an animal husbandry, working with bees, health concerns & basic management, seasonal colony changes & management, class member choice topic presentations, and hive inspections & monitoring/record keeping.
This class is meant for beginner/apprentice level beekeepers and KT is seeking approval from the Colorado State Beekeepers Association as apprentice level education that will help you qualify for the master beekeeper program, if you'd like (http://coloradobeekeepers.org/education/general-information-and-applications/).

- There is no minimum number of registrations for this class.

- Register for Beekeeping 105 with KT here!
- Payment is due at time of registration (absolutely MUST be RECEIVED BEFORE class starts) - for payment options, please see below.

 

Beekeeping 101

The Beekeeping 101 course is taught by Dan Rau on Zoom in 2 parts according to the February/March schedule chosen in the registration form (registrants will receive meeting links and details via e-mail after registration is complete & payment is received). Dan plans to offer a day in the apiary (aimed to be before bee packages are delivered) open to anyone who completes his class - the location and schedule for that day in the apiary is TBD.

Dan Rau is involved in the Brighton Bee Club, an honorary Eastern Colorado Beekeepers member, in the CSBA master beekeeping program, and has taught beginner beekeeper courses and spoken on various beekeeping topics. Dan also owns The Beekeeper's Den, a beekeeping shop located in Brighton, Colorado.

Beekeeping 101 is a targeted class meant to help a beginning beekeeper get their bees successfully through the first season and into the first winter.
This class is meant for beginner/apprentice level beekeepers and is approved as beginning level education that will help you qualify for the master beekeeper program, if you'd like (http://coloradobeekeepers.org/education/general-information-and-applications/).

- Any specific sections for Part A or Part B that do not have sufficient registerations will be cancelled.

- Register for Beekeeping 101 with Dan here!
- Payment is due at time of registration (absolutely MUST be RECEIVED BEFORE class starts) - for payment options, please see below. 

 

 

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If paying by cash or check, the class fees are $40 for current due-paying ECB members and $50 for non-members - Paypal payments automatically include a surcharge to cover the additional cost of processing the online payment.
The class fee may be paid by mailing a check to: Eastern Colorado Beekeepers PO Box 772 Strasburg, Colorado 80136.

 

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