Beekeeper Mentoring Program

$894.00$1,608.00

Please note: Our mentoring program is only available to students who have completed ourĀ initial one-day beekeeping training workshop. If you have not yet taken our one-day workshop, please register for it first.

The mentoring program is a month-by-month follow-up to our one-day beekeeping course. It consists of a series of monthly half-day training sessions. In these sessions, we share what we are doing in our beehives that month and provide hands-on demonstrations of the procedures in our apiary. Then the student being mentored can apply what he has learned to his home apiary. Students enrolled in the program can contact me (Randy Oakley) by text, phone or email with questions concerning their bee colonies. Training sessions are 9 AM to noon.

Next to “Workshop Date” below, you can choose to purchase either a single enrollment (for one person) or a joint enrollment (for two people from the same household), which we offer at a discounted rate compared to the price of two single enrollments.

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The goal of our beekeeper mentoring program is to help you become a successful beekeeper. Modern-day beekeeping presents us with a plethora of challenges to keeping our bees alive and productive. As beekeepers, over the years, we have pursued a course of letting the bees teach us what they need to be healthy and productive. There is always more to learn about bees but with over 40 years of beekeeping behind us, we feel that we are on the road to developing sustainable management principles that can help you become a successful beekeeper.

In this spirit, we offer this beekeeper mentoring program to share with you the management principles we use in our beehives to build resilient, sustainable apiaries.

Below is a schedule of the mentoring workshops we have planned for the 2024 - 2025 Mentoring Program. Upon completion of our one-day beekeeping management course, you will be eligible to sign up for our year-long mentoring program.

The 2024-2025 Mentoring Workshop Schedule

MonthDate and TimeDiscussion Topics

April

April 13, 2024


9am to 12 noon

Starting Your Beehive


May

May 11, 2024


9am to 12 noon

Growing Your New Beehive


June

June 1, 2024


9am to 12 noon

Honey Harvest



July

July 6, 2024


9am to 12 noon

Summer Mite/Virus Treatment


August

August 31, 2024


9am to 12 noon

Fall Buildup - Winter Bees


September

September 28, 2024


9am to 12 noon

Fall Mite/Virus Management


October

October 26, 2024


9am to 12 noon

Winter Preparation


December

December 7, 2024


9am to 12 noon

Products from the Hive



February

February 22, 2025


9am to 12 noon

Understanding Spring Buildup


March

March 22, 2025


9am to 12 noon

Managing Spring Swarming


April

April 19, 2025


9am to 12 noon

Making A Spring Beehive Split


May

May 17, 2025


9am to 12 noon

Honey Flow Management