With Dick LaForge, Jeannine Kaprielian, Steve Sottong & “Missy Bee” Krein
Gain the skills you need to keep bees, including learning bee biology, studying the basics of keeping honeybees for pollination and honey, and exploring beekeeping equipment and management techniques.
Classes include the opportunity to buy bees and start beekeeping.
Required textbook: Beekeeping for Dummies, 4th edition, 2017 by Howland Blackiston.
Optional credit is available. See Practical Beekeeping (1 unit credit) and Practical Beekeeping (2 units credit).
Students are required to complete a Release of Liability form for this course.
Held each spring: Feb-May
plus four Sat. off-campus fieldtrips to be announced at the first class meeting.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.
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.