4/17 Beekeeping Class Series & Apiary Tour - In Person
CLASS SERIES WITH APIARY TOUR - IN-PERSON
Introducing our first live class series with an "in-person" tour. We have been building a pollinator sanctuary and educational site in Rancho Cucamonga at The Root 66 Garden for years. However, the COVID-19 pandemic delayed our opening by a year. Prior to this we had been teaching and giving classes around the Inland Empire and across the United States. We are thrilled to finally open the sanctuary for public tours!
This series will involve 5 hours of "in-person" instruction at the outdoor site, but if you are interested in the online course via Zoom, please see our listings in our store. For every "in-person" student, $15 will be donated to the community garden. The in-person student count is limited to 10 students due to the current pandemic, so space is limited. If you need to reserve your spot for a cash or check pay, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 hours of outdoor classroom of Beekeeping Level 1 (see description below)
2 hours of outdoor classroom of Beekeeping Level 2
1 hour of an apiary tour
10 oz of our local raw never heated honey from our local organically managed hives
Since all supplies and safety gear will be included, we recommend our students wait until after their course before buying anything.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:
Please bring your own pandemic mask (will be required) and lunch.
Introduction to Beekeeping: Level 1 & Level 2 & Apiary Tour
When: Saturday 04/17/2021
Location: 12151 Foothill Blvd. Rancho Cucamonga 91739
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
There is a dress code, so please see below. Waivers and actual location description will be emailed to students after registration.
"Introduction to Beekeeping: Level 1" Class -
Whether you are just curious about honey bees, garden, want to teach the family about bees, are thinking about starting a backyard hive, or are a new beekeeper, this class is designed for you. All experience levels are welcome, but we recommend the series for ages 8+.
Sustainable Beekeeping vs. Conventional Beekeeping
Beekeeping in California: Bee Packages vs. Feral Bees
Basic Honeybee Biology
Basic Honeybee Anatomy
Colony Culture & Structure
Bee-ing a Good Bee Neighbor - Ordinances, Expectations, Placing the Hive
"Introduction to Beekeeping: Level 2" Class - 1st Year Beekeeping
Beekeeping Safety Gear
Types of Hives
Differences in Hive Management
Beekeeping in CA Micro-climates
Seasonal Expectations by SoCal Region
Splitting and Expanding Brood
Join in for a tour of working feral hives. We humanely save and relocate colonies throughout the Inland Empire. Some of those colonies have remained to pollinate the local community garden. Students will be dressed in appropriate safety gear, learn apiary safety, and assist to check on colonies on site according to skill level. Please dress according to the following dress policy. Students that do not adhere to this policy will not be refunded and will not be able to enter the sanctuary where the colonies are housed. You may remain and watch from outside.
Students must wear / not wear
Closed toe hiking boots or other type of boots. No tennis shoes, sandals, etc.
Jeans or other thick long pants
Do not wear fragranced personal care products (no fragranced hair gels, lotions, etc.), everything must be unscented.
FAQs: We reserve the right to cancel the class and refund your fee if we do not reach a minimum attendance of 3 students. In addition, you may cancel up to 5 days before the class. Afterwards, the fee is nonrefundable unless canceled by us.