Regional beekeeping classes

The below listed classes are available to anyone interested in getting started in beekeeping or is simply curious about honeybees and beekeeping

Please check back here for new class updates.

The intent of this page is to list all beginners beekeeping classes that are offered by any of the affiliated regional beekeeping associations.

NOTICE: If you are working toward becoming an Alabama Certified Master Beekeeper, these classes do not meet the requirements of the Alabama Master Beekeepers lecture series.  

If you are a member of an affiliated regional beekeeping association and know of any planned classes, please send dates, times, location, sponsoring organization, point of contact (preferably email or phone number), URL of your WebPages (if your association has a Webpage) and any other class related information to the Webmaster.

The following organizations have notified the Webmaster of the following classes.   
Associations are listed in the order they were reported to the webmaster.

 

Madison County Area

Practical Beekeeping Class 

 Anyone interested in becoming a beekeeper or that is just curious about honeybees and beekeeping is welcome to attend.    

This is a free class  

The class is intentionally scheduled after the busy end of year holidays are over and the pace has slowed for most of us.    January seems to be when most outside activities have slowed and the weather is more conducive to sitting inside a warm class room leaning about honeybees.    It also gives time to order your honeybees and equipment, get it built, painted and be ready to start beekeeping in early March, which is the best time to start beekeeping.    

If you would like to get on the mailing list for 2015 class updates click here.    

   Also check back here for the latest updates.

 

The class meets from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM in the auditorium at the Huntsville Public Library "main library" located at 915 Monroe St., In Huntsville, AL.

 

2015 Class Schedule

First Session Tuesday January 6, 2015
Second Session Wednesday January 21, 2015
Third Session Wednesday January 28, 2015
Fourtht Session Tuesday March 3, 2015

 (Class week days are dictated by room availability at the Huntsville Library)

Class sessions typically run the full 3.5 hours including a 10 minute break.    For additional information please email one of the instructors:

Bob Fanning

K4vb@knology.net

Phone: 256 883 9601

Chris Cambron

beedaddyhoney1@yahoo.com

Phone: 256 509 6015

Class Location 

 

Main Library

Huntsville Public Library

915 Monroe St.

Huntsville, AL 35801

Phone: 256 532 5940

Email: askus@hmcpl.org

Click here for a map

 

A special thanks or the Huntsville Public Library for their support and for providing the class room space that makes this class possible at no cost to the students.     This is a free class and no prior beekeeping experience is required.    It is open to anyone wishing to become a beekeeper as well as to anyone just curious about honeybees and beekeeping.

 

Class size is limited to 100 (due to fire code) so seating is limited.   

 

This class is based on the VCR video series by Dir. Keith Delaplane entitled:

Honeybees and Beekeeping - A Year in the Life of an Apiary

Published by the University Of Georgia

Click here to watch a preview of the video or go to Youtube.com and search on (Honeybees and beekeeping a year in the life of an apiary).

 

The class covers basic beekeeping fundamentals as well as all activities required by a new beekeeper for one full year in the apiary.

New File 8/11/14 brf

NOTICE:

 This basic beekeeping class does not meet the requirements of the Alabama Master Beekeepers lecture series.  

 

Sand Mountain Area

Practical Beekeeping Class 

 Anyone interested in becoming a beekeeper or that is just curious about honeybees and beekeeping is welcome to attend.    

This is a free class 

 

There has been a meeting room conflict.    Please check back here later for the new meeting days, times and location.

 

 

Lyle Greenwood, President

Sand Mountain Beekeeping assoc.

This basic beekeeping class does not meet the requirements of the Alabama Master Beekeepers lecture series.  

NOTICE:

 This basic beekeeping class does not meet the requirements of the Alabama Master Beekeepers lecture series.  

NOTICE:

 This basic beekeeping class does not meet the requirements of the Alabama Master Beekeepers lecture series.  

NOTICE:

 This basic beekeeping class does not meet the requirements of the Alabama Master Beekeepers lecture series.  

 

 

Last Updated 9/11/2014 brf