Long Beach Beekeepers offers Beekeeping 101 from 8 AM – 9:30 AM on the first Saturday of the month. Classes include instruction, discussions and suiting up to inspect our hive. Class schedule occasionally impacted by weather conditions or other events at the garden. Next class scheduled for August 4, 2018. Missed the class? See our blog to see what you missed!
- Provided free of charge
- No prior experience required
- The club has a limited supply of beekeeping suits and gloves to loan to participants. Attendees encouraged to bring their own equipment.
- Wear closed-toes shoes – preferably boots – and thick socks
Bee Prepared is a 12-hour course (taught in 3-hour increments over successive weekends) designed to turn the novice beekeeper into a backyard beekeeper. Includes classroom instruction and hands-on experience. Topics include hive management; bee biology; recognizing and treating common diseases and predators; and legal requirements;
After the successful completion of the course, students are given a bee hive at no additional cost.
$80 for members; $100 for non-members.
Next class will be held on consecutive weekends in September 2018: Saturday, 9/1; Saturday, 9/8; Sunday 9/16 and Sunday, 9/23. Registration details coming soon.
south 40 community garden
Classes are held at the South 40 Community Garden, courtesy of Long Beach Organic
2813 South Street
Long Beach, CA 90805