Regional beekeeping classes

The below listed classes are available to anyone interested in getting started in beekeeping or is simply curious about honeybees and beekeeping

Please check back here for new class updates.

The intent of this page is to list all beginners beekeeping classes that are offered by any of the affiliated regional beekeeping associations.

NOTICE: If you are working toward becoming an Alabama Certified Master Beekeeper, these classes do not meet the requirements of the Alabama Master Beekeepers lecture series.  

If you are a member of an affiliated regional beekeeping association and know of any planned classes, please send dates, times, location, sponsoring organization, point of contact (preferably email or phone number), URL of your WebPages (if your association has a Webpage) and any other class related information to the Webmaster.

The following organizations have notified the Webmaster of the following classes.   
Associations are listed in the order they were reported to the webmaster.

 

Madison County Area

Practical Beekeeping Class 

 Anyone interested in becoming a beekeeper or that is just curious about honeybees and beekeeping is welcome to attend.    

This is a free class

The 2015 version of tis class has been completed.   Click here for 2016 class offering.

Dadeville Area

Tallapoosa River Beekeepers Association Bee Classes

 The Tallapoosa County Extension Office in partnership with the Tallapoosa River Beekeepers Association will host a 2015 Beginner Beekeeping Course starting January 8, 2015.  It will again be held on Thursday nights in Dadeville from 6 to 8 p.m.  Mr. Damon Wallace, a Master Beekeeper, will return to teach and lead the seven week course.  Cost of the series is $45 per person, and includes two textbooks.  Cost is $75 for couples. Location TBD. Registration information can found at www.aces.edu/Tallapoosa. Payment and sign-up deadline is December 19th. Please share with anyone you know who might be interested. Thanks.

 

Shane Harris

County Extension Coordinator – Tallapoosa Alabama Cooperative Extension System

125 N. Broadnax Street, Room 23

Dadeville, AL 36853

256-825-1050 (office)

256-596-1363 (cell) 

This basic beekeeping class does not meet the requirements of the Alabama Master Beekeepers lecture series.  

Gadsden Area 

 

Beginning Beekeeping Class

 

Lookout Mountain Honey Bees Beginning Bee Keeping Class will begin Monday Jan 12, 2015 from 6-8 PM and will be each Monday night thru Mach 2, 2015 with a Field Day/Picnic Saturday March 7, 2015 (Weather Permitting).     The class will be held at the Lookout Mountain Honey Bees Farm (1590 Tabor Cut Off, Gadsden, AL 35904).     This is a hands on class, with book, hand outs, door prizes and food served every week.    There also will be a grand prize at the end of the class which will be a complete bee hive kit.    The cost for the classis $110.00 for individuals or $160.00 for couples in the same household.     If you are interested in attending, you must preregister.

 

For information and or to sign up for the class contact:

David or Lynne Kelton

256 523 4767 or 256 441 28876

 

NOTICE:

 This basic beekeeping class does not meet the requirements of the Alabama Master Beekeepers lecture series.  

NOTICE:

 This basic beekeeping class does not meet the requirements of the Alabama Master Beekeepers lecture series.  

NOTICE:

 This basic beekeeping class does not meet the requirements of the Alabama Master Beekeepers lecture series.  

 

 

Last Updated 2/4/2015 brf