Some of our offerings are for non-beekeepers too...
non-beekeepers are welcome to join us for classes on
- honey extraction & bottling
- cooking with honey
- making soaps
- making salves, balms, lotions and body bars
- candle making
Many beekeepers at every level of skill find that continuing education in beekeeping can be beneficial. Our curriculum explores beekeeping and honeybees in a full array of courses and workshops. There are three levels of course curriculum: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. These coincide with our levels of certification: Certified Beekeeper, Journeymen Beekeeper, and Master Beekeeper.
Our class offerings are arranged so that the information provided coincides with the occurrences of the beekeeping year. For this reason our class offerings are as seasonal as keeping bees is.
Most of our courses have classroom, hands-on, and homework components. For each course or workshop with the successful completion of all course materials and attendance for lectures and hands-on sessions the participants will receive a certificate of completion for that course or workshop. We currently offer over 200 hours of programming. For those who wish to pursue certification starting with the Certified Beekeeper and onward there are a set of requirements in addition to class attendance that must be met. At this time we are not a Registered Trade School though we strive for excellence in everything we do and we have begun the process of applying for national accreditation.