Offered each spring!

Honeybees pollinate the crops for about a third of the foods we eat, and produce honey and other products. 

The colonial social structure of bees allows us to observe, study and manage them in a way that is beneficial to us, to them, and to nature. 

These two courses will provide the information, experience, and confidence you need to succeed as a backyard beekeeper.

The courses include the opportunity to buy bees and start beekeeping.

Optional academic credit in Zoology is available for both courses, and costs an additional fee.

These courses may involve field trips to sites outside of the Cal Poly Humboldt campus. Participants are required to complete a Release of Liability form.

Register for both courses non-credit

Or select the class titles below to see academic credit options.


Class Title Class # Credits Startssort descending
Practical Beekeeping
Registration closed: 23849/23850/23851
Feb 6
Bee Yard Experience
Registration closed: 23852/23853
Feb 12