Beginning Beekeeping Class 2018

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Early REGISTRATION Begins November 1, 2017

Currently we are not taking any reservations.

7 Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Class Location:
TBA
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/qLdwUdYk2Bk

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Feb. 20

This class will be our 7th Class of new beekeepers in Shelby County, Alabama. We are proud to say we have graduated over 200 new beekeepers since our founding in 2011.
Additionally, this is one of our most popular events we host during the year and it always fills-up quickly so do not hesitate to register asap if you are seriously contemplating learning about beekeeping. This event is an extension of the Shelby County Beekeepers Association-SCBA established in 2011, we are a group of volunteers who come together monthly to talk and chat about beekeeping. We are mothers, fathers, friends,and children coming together learning, enjoying fellowship, making lifelong friends and memories through the comradery and love of bees. Join us.

Who should take this class?
-the novice, the curious
-if you have a few hives but want to get connected to a local group of beekeepers or want to now learn the abc’s of beekeeping
-if you want to re-establish an apiary after a period of time or have moved from another area and just want to get back involved and learn what works in beekeeping in Shelby County, Alabama.
-the thrill and challenge of beekeeping
-want to learn about this curious pollinating insect and all the intricacies of it all
-the gardener or learning about master gardening
-your relatives such as grandparents, parents, were beekeepers and you want to carry on the tradition
-you love honey and all it’s benefits

The class includes: knowledgeable and proven local instructors who keep bees including those who are currently participating the Alabama Master Beekeepers Program. We will schedule an open-hive demonstration during the spring to get your feet wet on hive procedures. You will be assigned a mentor to help you throughout your first season of beekeeping. Snacks and drinks are provided for each class. We want you to come relaxed while you learn about this wonderful creature the honey bee.

What you will learn?
-How to assemble a hive box
-How the parts work together
-How to purchase honeybees and queens
-How to extract honey
-You will learn the life cycle of the honey bee
-You will meet local beekeepers
-You will learn how and why honey is good for you
-You will learn some history of honey the benefits of it’s use
-You will learn some interesting facts and much, much more!

If you have any questions contact us at email

Directions: I-65 N from Montgomery
Exit 242, County Rd 52. Turn left at light(west)(Tank Farm)
Go approx. 1 mile.
Turn Right at light onto Hwy 31 N-Pelham Pkwy,
Go approx 1 mile.
Turn left at light-Industrial Park Dr,
Go 1 block, turn right onto Bearden Rd.
Go approx. 1 mile, turn left onto Phillipians Blvd.
Park in the back.

Directions: I-65 S from Hoover
Exit 247, Valleydale Rd/Helena Rd.
Go approx. 1 mile.
Turn left onto Bearden Rd up hill.
Go approx. 1 mile, turn right onto Phllipians Blvd.
Park in the back.