Course at a Glance

Course:
Advanced Beekeeping (1 unit credit)
Date:
February 16 to April 26
Location:
Eureka
Cost:
$210

Advanced Beekeeping (1 unit credit)

24690/24691

With Dick LaForge & Jeannine Kaprielian

Follow the progress and challenges of several bee yards, inspect colonies to assess their condition, and learn strategies for guiding colonies towards production and good health.

Classes include the opportunity to buy bees and start beekeeping.

This class is for those who already keep bees and/or have taken Practical Beekeeping.

Students should have at least one bee book. The Beekeepers Handbook (Sammataro and Avitabile) is recommended.

This Extended Education course has been suspended based on HSU guidelines regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The College of Extended Education & Global Engagement anticipates rescheduling the course to a later late.

Please e-mail Extended Education about your interest in the class to get notified of the rescheduling.

Dick LaForge

Dick LaForge

Dick LaForge has over 20 years of beekeeping experience and manages eight hives near Freshwater. He produces on average six new colonies and several hundred pounds of honey each year. He has taught the HSU bee classes on and off since 1999.

 

Jeannine Kaprielian

Jeannine Kaprielian

Jeannine Kaprielian began beekeeping by taking Dick LaForge and Garrett Brinton’s beekeeping class in 2009. She and Garrett developed an apiary on her small farm in the Hoopa Valley. Since then she has kept bees on several coastal sites, giving her insight into specific issues facing both inland and coastal beekeepers. In spring 2019 Jeannine will complete the Master Beekeeper course with UC Davis.