Beekeeping Classes

Learn to Keep Bees!   Beekeeping Classes  2017

Cost: $50, additional family members $25 each.

Beginners Class
Repeats  on Jan 21,  Feb 18,  Mar 11,  April 8,  May 6

For those with no experience at all in beekeeping, we will touch on everything you need to know for your first year. This is a lecture style class with props galore!  Handle everything in sight, taste some pollen, sample honeys.  Plenty of time for questions.

  • Elementary bee biology
  • What about the neighbors?
  • Equipment and protective gear
  • Installing your first package
  • Inspecting your hive
  • What to do about swarming
  • Splitting a hive, or moving it
  • Pests and diseases
  • Harvesting your Honey with Tips on Selling
  • Preparing for winter

Second Step Class
March 18, 2017

For those who have already kept bees one year, and now find themselves with many additional questions, and a feeling there is more to know, we will cover the following topics and more as requested by you.

  • Bee Behavior
  • Equipment beyond the basics
  • Inspecting
  • Queens
  • Splitting Hives/Making Increase
  • Swarm Capture
  • Pests and Disease Treatment
  • Preparing for winter

Registration Includes

  • Full day class 9 am – 4 pm
  • Morning Coffee (Please bring your own lunch)
  • Bakery made with Honey
  • Membership in the Dane Co. Beekeeper’s Association
  • Class Handouts
  • Catalogues
  • Sample Journals
  • Honey Recipes

You may purchase artisan honey, hand dipped candles, and several other products.
Rich Schneider of Capital Bee Supply will be on hand with woodenware and equipment for sale.

Bring change.

Classes Will Be Held at the:

Lyman Anderson Building
5201 Fen Oak Dr.
Madison, WI 53718

To Register

Send the following information to the address below.

  • Full Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Date and Name of Desired Class Session
  • Check or Money Order made out to Jeanne Hansen

Jeanne Hansen
824 Jacobsen Ave.
Madison, WI 53714
TEL: 608-244-5094

If you have questions or need further information feel free to contact me.

Mentoring in the Apiary, on an individual basis, by appointment, $20 for a 2-hour session.

!!*!!*!! If you mail a check and don’t get a receipt, please contact me !!*!!*!!