08/07/2021 & 08/08/2021 Beekeeping Class Series & Apiary Tour
CLASS SERIES WITH APIARY TOUR
Want to learn about bees? Want to learn about beekeeping? This series includes 4 hours of online instruction via Zoom (due to the heat) PLUS 1 hour of apiary instruction for a total of FIVE hours of instruction!
For every "in-person" student that buys the series with an apiary tour, 10% will be donated to the community garden. If you need to reserve your spot for a cash or check pay, please email me at email@example.com.
2 hours of classroom of Beekeeping Level 1 (see description below)
2 hours of classroom of Beekeeping Level 2
1 hour of an apiary tour on-site
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 any beekeeping equipment.
Introduction to Beekeeping: Level 1 & Level 2 & Apiary Tour
Saturday 08/07/2021 via Zoom 12 pm - 4 pm (4 hours of classroom time)
Sunday 08/08/2021 from 8 am to 9 pm in the apiary
Location: 12151 Foothill Blvd. Rancho Cucamonga 91739
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
Tours are held in the pollinator sanctuary and educational site in Rancho Cucamonga at The Root 66 Garden. Get up close and personal with thousands of bees! 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. This is fun for the family, ages 8 and up! For those students that are shy, the enclosure for the bees is designed to watch safely from the outside.
For every "in-person" student, 10% will be donated to the community garden. If you need to reserve your spot for a cash or check pay, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirements: Ages 8 and up only
There is a dress code, so please see below. Waivers and actual location description will be emailed to students after registration. 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.
DRESS CODE: 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 tour 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.