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Beginning Beekeeping

Schedule and Location

Four Tuesdays, September 17 through October 8, 2019, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Cudahy Room, Administration

Fees and Registration

$95.00 member
$109.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Learn the basics of beekeeping. Curious about honey bees?  Interested in starting your own hive and harvesting your own honey? Already have a hive and want to learn more about managing it? Join our experienced beekeeper and explore the history of beekeeping, bee anatomy, starting up a colony and managing it through the year, equipment basics, honey bee pests and diseases, harvesting honey, and more.

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Marge Trocki, beekeeper

Marge Trocki has been a beekeeper since 2008 managing apiaries in several counties and is a certified Master Beekeeper through the University of Montana. She currently serves on the Board of the Will County Beekeepers and enjoys teaching and speaking about bees and beekeeping to a variety of audiences.

Course Details

Notes: Held indoors. Limit 20
Recommended text: The recommended text, The Backyard Beekeeper: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard & Garden, is available in the Arboretum Store.

Beginning Beekeeping