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May 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm EDT


Whether you’re a beekeeper, bee enthusiast, or just curious about beekeeping, you’ll want to attend this class! Participants will learn about the current issues facing honeybees, available solutions, and why they should first consider the well-being of the honeybee when engaging in beekeeping practices. The instructor will take participants through a step-by-step process of understanding the life and work ethic of the most amazing human food producer: the honeybee.

Topics covered in this one-day workshop will include honeybee biology and behavior, colony management, equipment, and management of pests and diseases. In addition, the instructor will discuss apiary management and soil health practices to ensure a pollinator-friendly environment. You’ll have a chance to work with live bees and see inside an operating hive.

Tuition is $60/person. If you are a veteran, you may be eligible to attend educational events for free. Please email veterans@rodaleinstitute.org for details. Not able to travel to the farm? No problem. Enroll in our online Hobby Beekeeping course.

Online registration closes at 2 PM EST the day prior to the scheduled date.

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On COVID-19 safety: All 2021 on-farm workshops will take place outdoors. All participants are required to wear a mask and keep a distance of six feet apart, per the PA COVID-19 safety procedures for businesses.


May 1, 2021
10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
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Rodale Institute
611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States


Rodale Institute