Learn the basics of beekeeping. If you are curious about honeybees, interested in starting your own hive and harvesting your own honey, or you already have a hive and want to learn more about managing it, join experienced beekeepers in this class at The Morton Arboretum to learn how to start beekeeping. Explore the history of beekeeping, bee anatomy, starting up a colony, managing it through the year, basic beekeeping supplies and equipment, honeybee pests and diseases, harvesting honey, and more.
This program meets in person at the Arboretum.
Instructors: Pete Soltesz, president, Cook-DuPage Beekeepers Association; Kim Kulton, beekeeper
Age: 16 and older
Course number: N158