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Urban Beekeeping 101

Register now for 2019! This course will teach you everything you need to know to safely start and maintain a beehive in an urban environment.  You won’t be a seasoned expert, but you will know enough to get started.

 


URBAN BEEKEEPING 101

Among the things this course will cover:

  • basic bee biology

  • construction of a bee hive

  • safe hive placement

  • general maintenance

  • dealing with neighbors and landlords

  • troubleshooting in the hive

  • processes and life cycle within the colony

  • diseases and treatments

This theoretical class will be taught in a state of the art smart classroom at NYIT, replete with films, equipment instruction, small field trips, and several expert volunteer beekeepers as your instructors.

This course is required for those who wish to apply for the 2019 NYCBA Urban Beekeeping Apprenticeship, which begins the first day of this course. To extend the theoretical education of this course with hands-on, experiential instruction from our urban beekeeping masters, we encourage you to check out our apprenticeship.

2019 Class Dates:

The course will occur in four alternating Saturday sessions from 10am until 1pm:

 
  • January 26

  • February 9

  • Feb 23

  • March 9

Location:

New York Institute of Technology
16 W 61st St
New York, NY 10023

Classroom location to be sent to participants in mid-January.

Admission:

The four-session, twelve-hour course is $200.00. Seating is limited. Please note that we can only offer refunds 30 days in advance of the start date.