Bee School 2022

If you're interested in bees and want to learn more about how to become a backyard beekeeper, this Bee School will be a great tool to help you get started. Experienced beekeepers and mentors from the Portland Urban Beekeepers club will be providing instruction and training, and will help you through the common questions and concerns of a beginner beekeeper. How much space do you need? What kinds of equipment? How much will it cost? What can you expect your first year? How and where do you get bees? And so much more!

Bee School will be held online through the Zoom platform. The meeting link will be sent out to participants. If you are registering past the date of any session you will receive a link to watch the archived class recordings.

Click the PUB Bee School button on this page to begin registration.

The sessions are as follows:

February 17, 2022 7-9pm: Intro to beekeeping, equipment, obtaining bees, installing and caring for your bees.

March 10, 2022 7-9pm: Spring management, honey bee biology, reading frames and evaluating your bees, varroa mites and management, honey/nectar flow and dearth.

April 14, 2022 7-9pm: Honey harvest, robbing behavior, queen events, disease and pest management, Integrated Pest Management strategies.

May 12, 2022 7-9pm: Fall and Winter management, feeding protein and carbohydrates, mite management, dead-out hive autopsies. 

The text book used for this class is Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping (2013) by Dewey Caron and Lawrence John Connor. You have the option of adding it to your class registration for the discounted price of $40.

February 17th, 2022 7:00 PM to December 31st, 2022 11:59 PM
Event Fee
Bee School + textbook $85.00
Bee School (no book) $45.00