Keeping honey bees can be socially, environmentally and economically rewarding.  Whether you are a new beekeeper, would like to learn a specific beekeeping skill or just take your operation to the next level Bee CARE Institute offers training and classes that will fully support you in your efforts.  
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Upcoming Classes

  • Beekeeping 101 Practical Beekeeping
    This course is a five week hands-on and classroom based course for new beekeepers who have completed  a beginning beekeeping course.

    10:am - 12:30 Saturday April 14, 21, May 5, 12' 19 
    12 credit hours

    1400 Quincy St NE, Washington, DC 20017   


    Topics cover the hands-on mechanics of hive management and practical application of knowledge gained in the beginning courses presented by most of the bee clubs in the area. The course fee of $285 includes all lectures, text book, and hands on experience. Upon completion of the course, participants will be presented with a certificate.  


    To learn more and to register for the course please visit the 101 Practical Beekeeping course page. 

    101 Practical Beekeeping


    Posted Feb 15, 2018, 9:20 PM by Rising Tide
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Recent Announcements

  • Field Class (be prepared) When it's time to get out in the apiary for the field portion of your classes make sure you come ready to wrangle bees. If you have any health ...
    Posted Dec 20, 2017, 9:07 PM by Rising Tide
  • Reminder of Field Trip Next Week Our field trip to visit the hardworking hives of our favorite master beekeeper is coming up on Thursday.  Please remember that you must bring your release form if you would ...
    Posted Dec 20, 2017, 7:25 PM by Capitol Bee CARE LLC
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Homework Assignments

  • Homework For Week Of ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2017, 10:03 PM by Bee CARE
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The Buzz

  • We'll be at Rooting DC Rooting DC is a FREE, all-day urban gardening forum March 3, 2018   Thank you to the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild for the invitation to share their table.  Depending on the weather between now and then we may have the observation hive with us (fingers crossed)  
    Posted Feb 18, 2018, 8:33 PM by Rising Tide
  • Pollinator Friendly Flower Day May 28th, SAVE THE DATE!We've marked our calendar for yet another Pollinator Friendly Flower Day though the itinerary is still being hammered out.  
    Posted Jan 7, 2018, 6:15 PM by Rising Tide
  • Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens Youth Outreach We'll be back again this year for Nature Fest at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens. We'll be engaging in outreach and youth education leading a morning activity station from 10:am - 12:pm on Tuesday, March 27th for "Animal Encounters" day.  As usual we will bring an observation hive, honeysticks, puppets, and activity books.  Were always open to new ideas in getting kids on board with bees and we love to share these outreach activities with volunteers.  
    Posted Jan 7, 2018, 5:56 PM by Rising Tide
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