BK101 with Dan Rau - Spring 2024

At least 3 options:
     a) April 20, 9am-4pm
     b) April 23rd & 25th, 6pm-9pm
     c) May 11, 9am-4pm

The Beekeeping 101 course is taught by Dan Rau on Zoom according to the April schedule chosen in the registration form (classes will be in person in Brighton).

Dan Rau is involved in the Brighton Bee Club, involved in the Colorado Master Beekeeper Program, an honorary Eastern Colorado Beekeepers member, 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 their first season and into their 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 classes that do not have sufficient registrations may be cancelled. (Minimum registration is 5 for each schedule option.)
- Payment is due at time of registration (absolutely MUST be RECEIVED BEFORE class starts) - for payment options, please see registration form linked below.


Click here to register for BK101 with Dan



BK105 with KT Thompson - Spring 2024

Monday Evenings (6:00-8:30pm) on Zoom & 1 Saturday in the Apiary

The Beekeeping 105 course is taught by KT Thompson in a total of four parts - 3 on Zoom from 6:00pm-8:30pm on Monday Evenings Feb 19, Feb 26, & March 25 (registrants will receive meeting link and details via e-mail after registration is complete & payment is received) AND one Saturday in the Apiary (near Byers/Strasburg) pending weather, but tentatively scheduled for the end of April or early May - we will solidify the day in the apiary as the date approaches.

KT Thompson serves as both ECB & CSBA Board Officer, is a certified Master Beekeeper, has taught science at the high school & college levels for nearly 15 years, is Director of the Colorado Master Beekeeping Program and has taught honey bee biology & beekeeping to adults and high school students both in person and online to a wide range of beekeeping levels.

Beekeeping 105 overlaps somewhat with Dan Rau's 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 in really diving in. 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 has been approved as apprentice level education that will help you qualify for the Colorado Master Beekeeper Program, if you'd like (http://coloradobeekeepers.org/education/general-information-and-applications/).

- The minimum registration for this class to run is 6.
- Payment is due at time of registration (absolutely MUST be RECEIVED BEFORE class starts) - for payment options, please see below.


Click here to register for BK105 with KT



Please see our Calendar page and listen for information in our meetings our posted on our Facebook group for specific classes as they are scheduled.
Fill out the interest form linked here & we will contact you as educational opportunities that may interest you are planned!

We at Eastern Colorado Beekeepers try to offer a range of educational opportunities for our variety of club and community members.

Generally, we offer Beekeeping 101 & Beekeeping 105 each spring and, depending on opportunity and interest, will offer more specific classes such as hand-on hive splitting or queen rearing seminars.

We are currently planning a "Dip Your Toes In The Water" day in the apiary for folks interested in beekeeping or JUST getting started with their bees!

Classes are typically held in the Byers/Strasburg/Bennett area and often include at least a portion of class in an apiary (weather permitting) with the bees.

If you are interested in any of these or other educational opportunities, please fill out the form below & we will keep you in the loop!

Typically, there is also an educational presentation at each regularly scheduled meeting (guests are welcome - see our calendar!).