Learn to keep bees.

LIBC Beginner Beekeeping Classes

Beekeeping 101: 2021
In addition to the above one day classes, there are several education opportunities available taught by some of our Master Beekeepers. They are in different locations and formats, and for different stages of your beekeeping journey. These will be posted on our website also, once details are set. Here's what is available:

Classes for New Beekeepers

Moira Alexander's Beekeeping 101 class will be starting this September for new beekeepers who are hoping to begin their beekeeper journeys come the Spring of 2020.
Class will meet on the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. First class will be September 3rd. Meetings will be once a month on the grounds of the Sisters of St. Joseph. The address for your GPS is 1725 Brentwood Road Brentwood, N.Y. 11717. Enter the grounds and follow the signs that say GARDEN. Classes will be in the barn which is considered Building 1. and called "the Honey House". We will cover everything you need to know to get you started as a new keeper of bees.....
-You must be a member of the LIBC... $35
-Please buy a yearly subscription to Bee Culture...$24
-Purchase Beekeepers Handbook 4th Edition - D. Sammataro... Amazon $22
-Read Chapters 1&2 prior to the first class
-Bring a note book or binder to class for note taking and handouts
-Class fee is $125 for 11 sessions
-Please bring a check to first class.....
Contact me at Ramoi@aol.com...Please write BEE CLASS in the memo line.
Programs Director LIBC
EAS Master Beekeeper
Moira Alexander
631 265 8249

Deborah Klughers is a certified Master Beekeeper through Eastern Apicultural Society of North America, will be teaching a beekeeping class this winter in East Hampton, NY. The level of interest and beekeeping experience will determine if this will be a beginner or intermediate class. Please email debbie@bonacbees.com for details and be sure to follow Debbie on Instagram “bonacbees” or on Facebook “Bonac Bees” for up to the minute class and general honey bee information. Questions? Call 631-377-1943.

Classes for Intermediate Beekeepers

Please see "Deb Klughers" above.

Rich Blohm, a certified Master Beekeeper through Eastern Apicultural Society, will be continuing his intermediate classes once a month on the first Wednesday of each month. For more information send an email to beebiz44@gmail.com.

Other Resources

Also, Apimondia, the world-wide Honey Bee Conference will be held in Montreal September 8th-12th. This is a great opportunity to see how the rest of the world keeps Honey Bees. Our very own Deb Klughers will be presenting at 11:30 on September 12th at this conference, so, make sure you look for her if you are able to attend. See https://www.apimondia2019.com/ for more information.

Randy Oliver's "Mite Washer:" The quickest and most accurate way to monitor varroa levels is by the alcohol wash.

Guelph University Videos
Installing a Nucleus Colony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mOXm1DChyI&feature=youtu.be
Swarm Control: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GD0oKQSB-c&feature=youtu.be
Splitting Hives: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwGWN0AyoFg&feature=youtu.be
Dealing with Dead Outs(1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL8ObtRRvq4&feature=youtu.be
Dealing with Dead Outs(2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS0QpyT_m5U&feature=youtu.be

John Pledger Video on Installing Packages: