3180 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta
An Introduction to Honey Bees and Beekeeping
Join 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. During the spring and summer months, hands-on (and virtual) 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.
Saturday, January 30, 2021
Fee for the one day course is $75 (family members from the same household can be included)
• 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, or if you’re from outside the Atlanta area a membership to your local club
Each participant will receive:
Keith S. Delaplane’s book First Lessons In Beekeeping
Beekeeping Supplier Catalogs
List of sources to obtain bees
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 ($5.83 per registrant). If it’s after December 15 we can only issue a refund in case of emergencies.
Email Julia Mahood with any other questions at MABAShortCourse@gmail.com