Miscellaneous Beekeeping Related Classes

The classes listed below are offered by individual members or a group of members of the Alabama Beekeepers Association on their own and are not in any way sponsored, managed, controlled or financed by the Alabama Beekeepers Association nor does the Alabama Beekeepers Association have any financial interest.    The Alabama Beekeepers Association is not responsible for any content or other matters relative to or resulting from these classes.     Attendees must understand that they are attending at their own risk.  

Any member of the Alabama Beekeepers Association may submit a request for a beekeeping class listing.   All listings are subject to review by the Alabama Beekeepers Association Board of Directors before publishing.    All applications will be reviewed and decided upon based on their contribution to beekeeping in general and The Alabama Beekeepers Association reserves the right to reject any application with or without a stated cause.

The Alabama Beekeepers Association strongly recommends that all classes be offered at a "NO CHARGE" basis.    The intend of all classes should be to "teach" and not "for profit".    These matters will be strongly considered when determining whether or not a class will be listed.

Beginning Beekeeping Class

David Kelton is offering this class in the Gadsden area, beginning Monday January 20, 2014, and continuing each consecutive Monday evening for 6 weeks from 6pm until 8pm,   followed with a picnic and honeybee field day where you get to inspect Honeybee hives on March 8, 2014.    The classes will meet at the Carnes Rec. Center, 101 Case Ave. Attalla, Al. 35954 (Click here for a map to the class meeting place).    The picnic will be at Lookout Mountain Honeybees, 1590 Tabor Cut Off, Gadsden, Al 35904 Click  here for a map to thee picnic location).  

The cost is $100 (includes books, handouts, refreshments, and the Honeybee day picnic).      The classes  cover basic Beekeeping skills, how to assemble beekeeping equipment, honeybee diseases and pest, how to harvest honey and much more.

For additional information, Contact:

 David or Lynne Kelton


256-441-2887 David's cell

256-523-4767 Lynne's cell


Lookout Mountain Honeybees also stocks a near full line of beekeeping supplies.    Items not in stock can be ordered with usually fast turnaround delivery.    Virtually all Dadant products are available at slightly higher prices than Dadant catalog, however since you pick them up, the shipping cost avoided often offsets that difference.


Beekeeping workshop on Saturday, March 8th from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Cost $40.00 per person or $45.00 per family, if preregistration is received by 2/8/2014 or additional $5.00 at the door.    Lunch will be provided.    LOCATION: PZA Civic Park, 17833 Hwy 104 Robertsdale, AL. (Lat. 30.545651°, Long. -87.717983°).    Make your check payable to Baldwin County beekeepers association and mail to Roger Bemis, P.O. Box 353, Bon Secour, AL 36511-0353

There will be an open hive demonstration (weather permitting), so bring your protective gear if you want to participate in this activity.

For additional information, please call Roger Bemis at 251-213-0168 or email at bemisroger@hotmail.com.


Saturday, March 29, 2014

How to Raise Queens, Mark and Clip Queens, and Make Splits starts at 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM at Foley Public Library, 319 E. Laurel Ave, Foley Alabama 36535. (Lat. 30.406736°, Long.-87.678972°). Registration fee (includes meal) = $75.00.   Make your check payable to PAPA’S WILD  HONEY.    Send payment to Roger Bemis, P.O. Box 353, Bon Secour, AL 36511-0353.    For further information, feel free to call 251-213-0168 or 251-233-0168 OR e-mail bemisroger@hotmail.com.    Bring protective gear. There will be door prizes and refreshments.    If you know of others that may be interested in the class, please forward this information.


Last Revised 2/4/2014 brf