Intro to Backyard Beekeeping

Saturday, March 25 at 9:00am to 2:00pm

Cannery, Barn 1550 Cannery Avenue, Davis, CA

Are you thinking about starting a backyard hive, curious about what’s involved with beekeeping or just want to learn more about bees?

Intro to Backyard Beekeeping is a great introductory class for you. The class is designed for absolute beginners so, no prerequisite knowledge is required. You can walk in knowing absolutely nothing about bees and walk out with practical knowledge ready to get started with your own backyard hive. 

Weather permitting we will also have an apiary tour and hive inspection demonstration and hands-on practice. Please wear appropriate clothing such as pants, closed-toe shoes/boots, socks, bring or wear a long sleeve shirt and leave off the perfumes or heavy scents. If you have your own beekeeping gear such as suit, gloves, veil/face protection bring it with you! 

This class will focus on natural beekeeping practices in an urban setting, some DIY beekeeping ideas and skills to make sure you know all of your options to keep your bees healthy. Even if you have read a few books, taken some other classes or already started keeping bees, this interactive class will still have a lot to offer you. Topics covered will include: 

Basic bee biology

Identifying and using beekeeping equipment

Safe hive placement

General maintenance and hive inspections

How to discuss your new hobby with neighbors

Processes and life cycles within the colony

Diseases, pests and treatments

Troubleshooting and tips for beginner success

Preparing hives for winter

Event Type

Tours, Guided, Educational, Gardens, Outdoor/Wildlife


Cities, Davis




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