Bee Camp is a day-long, in-person, hands-on beekeeping 101 class. Bee Camp runs from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. You'll learn everything you need to know to get your first beehive. Lunch is provided. Includes suit and equipment rental for in-hive instruction.
East Richmond - 4/15/23 - SOLD OUT
Crozet - 4/23/23 - SOLD OUT
Crozet - 4/29/23 - SOLD OUT
Crozet - 5/6/23 - SOLD OUT
We will open more Bee Camp dates soon! Is your preferred date sold out? Add your name to our waiting list and be the first to hear about openings.
Learn how and when to pull honey from your hives. This class is appropriate for newer or aspiring beekeepers. A hands-on honey extraction course, you'll extract honey from a real hive and learn the process from start to finish. Then, take home a pint of honey you extracted!
Saturday September 2nd - Charlottesvile
Varroa mites are perhaps the greatest threat to your bees. Come learn with us about the mite, its reproductive cycle, and what we can do to stop it. We will discuss hygenic stock and mite control methods as well as treatment free beekeeping.
Saturday September 16th - Charlottesville
What do bees do in the winter? They wait! Come to this class to learn how to condense, insulate, inspect, treat, and feed your bees throughout the winter.
Saturday October 7th - Charlottesville
This indoor winter class is a shorter version of our famous Bee Camp without the hands-on component. Winter is a great time to prep for beekeeping. We will meet at the store and teach you everything you need to know to get started.
Saturday December 2nd - Charlottesvile