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Introduction to Beekeeping

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Learn all the basics needed to start keeping bees. This includes what to expect, how to put together equipment, how to get bees in your hive, finding the queen, feeding, what to look for after the bees are installed, and seasonal chores.

Saturday Feb 18th, 9am - 2pm Central Time

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Reading Your Beehive

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Examining your beehive can be confusing without the proper training. Learn how to inspect a colony, how to find the queen, and how to evaluate the health of a beehive. All participants are required to bring their own bee-suit. No extra suits will be available at the class.

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$49

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Beginning Beekeeping

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Learn the basics of beekeeping. Curious about honey bees?  Interested in starting your own hive and harvesting your own honey? Already have a hive and want to learn more about managing it? Join our experienced beekeeper and explore the history of beekeeping, bee anatomy, starting up a colony and managing it through the year, equipment basics,...

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$109

4 sessions

Apprentice Beekeeper

at Northeastern Illinois University CAPE - North Park 5500 N St Louis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Level Two: Apprentice Beekeeper The Apprentice Beekeeper class will focus on hive health and management. This includes information on how to check the health of your hive, how to monitor for pests and diseases, honeybee biology, swarm management, queen replacement, and other IPM recommendations. The Midwest Master Beekeeper certification program...

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$75

Beekeeping: Apiary 101: Online

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Learn how to create your apiary and site plan. Take a virtual visit to Willie's apiary and explore the different types of stands and equipment needed to establish a successful apiary. This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your class starts. Registered students will receive login instructions...

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$24

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Life of a Beekeeper

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Being a beekeeper is more than enjoying the sweetness of honey. Learn what beekeepers do, the challenges they face, seasonal duties in tending to the hive, bee care techniques, equipment they use and maintain, and trends in bee management. Participants will leave with a greater appreciation for beekeepers and the work to maintain hives.

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$49

Managing Overwintered Bees

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Your bees survived the winter, now what do you do? Learn to manage your bees in the unpredictable spring weather and methods to avoid a swarm. You will have an opportunity to view live hives.

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$56

Swarms and Swarm Traps

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

In this class, we will discuss the ecology and biology of honeybee swarming. We will also cover how to make and use bait-boxes, where to start hunting for feral bees, and how to get them to stay put once you have them.

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$40

Flavors of the Hive

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Learn to identify some of the pollen and different nectar plants your bees are using to make honey in northern Illinois. How weather and other factors affect the taste of the honey will also be covered. There will be a small honey tasting at the end of class.

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$39

How to Build a Beehive

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

In this live demonstration class, learn how to make and assemble boxes and other various hive equipment. Wil will go over different cuts, how to source materials, and how to prepare recycled sources. Ear protection will be provided.

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$49

Wild Blossom Beekeeping Class (Online)

at Beverage Art Inc -

Our Beginning Beekeeping instruction takes you from the basics to the realities of managing an urban beehive. You'll learn about honeybee anatomy and life cycle, bee stings, honey and other resources from the hive, common pests and diseases such as how to deal with varroa mites, hive equipment and how to use each piece, seasonal management, how to...

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$125

4 sessions

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Wild Blossom Beekeeping Class

at Beverage Art Inc - Washington Heights 9030 S Hermitage Ave , Chicago, Illinois 60620

Our Beginning Beekeeping instruction takes you from the basics to the realities of managing an urban beehive. You'll learn about honeybee anatomy and life cycle, bee stings, honey and other resources from the hive, common pests and diseases such as how to deal with varroa mites, hive equipment and how to use each piece, seasonal management, how to...

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$125

4 sessions

Sustainable Beekeeping

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

This class will address how make your apiary more self-sufficient, the importance of working on and improving your own local stock, how to make bees from your own bees, selecting your own stock, increasing your hive count, marketing your products, making your own equipment, and a few introductory methods of queen-raising.

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$69

Installing Bees in Your Hive

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Learn to install a package of bees and a nuc colony. View a live bee installation demonstration, including a step by step on the installment process and troubleshooting. A bee suit is required to participate.

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$56

Beginning Beekeeping Workshop

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Join us for this full-day program and learn about the history of beekeeping in North America, the anatomy and physiology of the bees including the caste system, and duties of the honeybees. We will also discuss the impending disaster of the honeybee—Colony Collapse Disorder—and what we can do about it. Lunch is on your own.

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$75
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