Course at a Glance

Practical Beekeeping (non-credit)
February 15 to May 5
Online: Zoom

Practical Beekeeping (non-credit)

24045 (non-credit)

With Dick LaForge & Jeannine Kaprielian, Beekeepers

In this online class, you will gain skills you need to  keep honeybees for honey, pollination, other hive products, and enjoyment.

You will learn about honeybee biology, beekeeping equipment, and management techniques.

You will have the opportunity to buy bees. Required textbook: Beekeeping for Dummies, 5th edition, 2020, by Howland Blackiston.

Mon. & Wed., Feb. 15-May 5, 2021, 7-8 p.m. (no class March 15, 17, & 31)


$160   •   Class #: 24045

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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. Jeannine passed the exams for the California Master Beekeeping Program Journeyman level through UC Davis (the second level of the CAMBP). Currently only one beekeeper has completed the Master level of the CAMBP in California.