Beginning Beekeeping

Schedule and Location

(Registration opens November 20, 2019)
Four Thursdays, February 7 through 28, 2019, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

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

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

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.

Course number



Greg Fischer

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