Mountain High Beekeepers Cooperative is delivering a very limited amount of packages to the front range.  These 3 pound packages come with Itialian queens from Olivarez Honey Bees and are priced at $135.  For more information please visit the MHBC website.

Beginning Beekeeping is NOT for Dummies

Spring 2017

The focus of this beekeeping class will be understanding bees and beekeeping so you’ll have a scaffold on which to hang new information and a foundation for problem solving. I want to get you and your bees through the first year and point you at what you’ll need for years 2-5. Topics we’ll cover:

Equipment – Apiary setup
Starting with a package and nuc – How to work with your bees
VARROA – Pests parasites diseases
Bee biology: development, nutrition, genetics, behavior – Bees through the seasons in Colorado

*This class will be especially helpful for those who have lost their bees and want to try again. Bee suppliers are starting to request or require that customers take a course before supplying bees!**
Cost is $100. When payment is received, your place will be reserved. Class size will be limited to 15.  We’ll split into smaller groups for the hands-on session. Classes will be held at my house in S. Boulder, CO 80305. We’ll use The Beekeeper’s Handbook by Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile 4th ed.  It’s a great book to have in any case.
Feel free to email/call/text if you have questions and to register. I’m looking forward to meeting and getting to know all of you this spring!

Kristina Williams,

Beehave –  mentoring and support for bees and their keepers


Order your CPBA cap here.