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  • Beekeeping 101

    For people who are new to beekeeping or are experienced and are seeking an additional foundational learning. Basic beekeeping topics covered in the text book ($10 from me or on your own, First Lessons in Beekeeping by Delaplane) include: honey bee biology and ecology, bee hive siting and set-up and how to start, management for honey production, harvesting products of the hive/business, off-season management, and disorders/parasites/predators. Course includes classroom time plus on-site hive inspection. Date and time of inspection to be determined. Instructor: Julia McGuire
  • Beekeeping 201

    For beekeepers who have at least one winter (successful or unsuccessful) under their belt. Advanced topics including splits, spring feeding, swarm and advanced colony management, and integrated pest management for varroa mites; includes at least one field day (TBD). Instructor: Julia McGuire
  • Virtual Exploratory Beekeeping (On-Demand)

    Are you interested in learning more about beekeeping? Maybe you are are trying to make a decision about whether or not you want to keep bees. This class is for prospective beekeepers. This 1-hour, one-time course will present an overview of a beekeeper's year regarding labor, costs, and seasonal considerations; city bee laws, activities that will support pollinators whether you are a beekeeper or not, as well as providing other informational resources for you to continue your learning. Find out what all the 'buzz' is about! Instructor: Julia McGuire This is a virtual on-demand course. Participants will receive a video link that can be viewed at any time. After you register, participants will receive a confirmation email from Johnston Community Education. Included in that email will be a video link for the Exploratory Beekeeping course. Click on the link to open and view the course video. If you have any questions, please contact Johnston Community Education at 515-278-0552 or commed@johnston.k12.ia.us.
  • Virtual Exploratory Beekeeping (On-Demand)

    Are you interested in learning more about beekeeping? Maybe you are are trying to make a decision about whether or not you want to keep bees. This class is for prospective beekeepers. This 1-hour, one-time course will present an overview of a beekeeper's year regarding labor, costs, and seasonal considerations; city bee laws, activities that will support pollinators whether you are a beekeeper or not, as well as providing other informational resources for you to continue your learning. Find out what all the 'buzz' is about! Instructor: Julia McGuire This is a virtual on-demand course. Participants will receive a video link that can be viewed at any time. After you register, participants will receive a confirmation email from Johnston Community Education. Included in that email will be a video link for the Exploratory Beekeeping course. Click on the link to open and view the course video. If you have any questions, please contact Johnston Community Education at 515-278-0552 or commed@johnston.k12.ia.us.