Beekeeping is a useful skill set to add to an urban farm to support sustainable agriculture. It can also be practiced as a business in its own right by providing a stream of income from the sale of honey and the breeding of bees. In this class students learn the basics of beekeeping from understanding the biology of the honeybee to raising a backyard colony and extracting and selling honey. In the process students will build a basic hive for their own use, learn about the equipment required to raise a colony and perform tasks surrounding the management of a hive while working with the College's own hives. Each student will receive a hive and a protective veil. A materials fee of $150 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the first class.
Continuing Education Level
Continuing Ed - Open Classes