Sign up here.
This Hive Inspection is being led by Gina Gallucci. Blue Heron Nature Preserve’s driveway is across the street from Pike’s. Gina will be in the parking lot by 9:45. Everyone will meet in the lot and walk over to the apiary at 10:00. Please be on time, the apiary isn’t in sight of the parking lot. If you need to contact Gina that morning, please use her cell: 404-519-4141.
You are required to bring and wear protective gear. The options are:
- Full bee suit with attached veil, closed-toe shoes, socks, and gloves, or
- Bee jacket with attached veil, long pants, closed-toe shoes, socks, and gloves, or
- Bee veil, light colored shirt with long sleeves, long pants, closed-toe shoes, socks, and gloves
Please bring your own water and your signed waiver which you can download here.
An Introduction to Honey Bees and Beekeeping
Come to the MABA Short Course to learn the fundamentals of beekeeping from our panel of experts. We welcome anyone who is interested in learning about honey bees, even if a hive is not in your immediate future.
Setting up new hives must be done in the spring, generally from March to May. This course is offered in January to give potential beekeepers time to order bees and equipment and prepare a site for hives. Since the course takes place in January, our classroom course will not involve live bees. During the spring and summer months, hands-on experience with live bees will be available to all Short Course students through the MABA Hive Inspection program. In the MABA Hive Inspections, small groups go through a beehive with an experienced beekeeper in one of several MABA hive locations in the Atlanta area.
Where: Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30305
When : Saturday, January 25, 2020
Registration and Continental Breakfast begins at 8:40. Course ends at 4:30 PM
Fee for the one day course is $105 per person
- Current information on beekeeping and how to get started
- First class presentations by educators in entomology and botany as well as experienced urban beekeepers
- One year membership to MABA
- Continental Breakfast
- Lunch and beverages
Each participant will receive:
- Keith S. Delaplane’s book First Lessons In Beekeeping
- Beekeeping Supplier Catalogs
- List of sources to obtain bees
There will also be a beekeeping vendor onsite.
Can children enroll?
We don’t have a firm age limit. This is an all day classroom course for people who want to learn how to keep bees. It is up to you to determine if your child would be comfortable in this format.
Are there discounts for families/seniors/etc?
We are not able to offer discounts.
What’s the cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel before December 15 you may have a refund minus our processing fees. If it’s after December 15 we can only issue a refund (minus our processing fees) in case of emergencies.
Email Julia Mahood with any other questions at MABAShortCourse@gmail.com
Informal mentoring time from 6:30-7:00