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Beginning Beekeeping Class

  • Metta Earth Institute 334 Geary Road South Lincoln, VT, 05443 United States (map)

This class provides an introduction for folks interested in small scale and part-time (backyard) beekeeping. Ross will present a balanced view of natural and organic beekeeping topics and practices including:

  • location and equipment requirements

  • basic honey bee biology

  • swarming as an expression of the bees vitality

  • overwintering

  • presence and mindfulness in the bee yard

  • non-toxic pest and disease control

  • an appreciation for the role that pollinators and beekeepers play within the Earth’s ecosystem

    The program will be punctuated with an open hive demonstration with the opportunity for hands-on experience weather permitting.
    Fee: $125 per person
    (includes course text: Natural Beekeeping 2nd Edition)
    Location: Metta Earth Institute, 334 Geary Rd. South, Lincoln, Vermont
    Register: Call 802-349-4279 or email: