COBKA 2023 Beginner Beekeeping Course - Registration Full

  • 18 Mar 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • The Embark Coworking Community


Beginner Beekeeping Course

*Registration is $20 for non-members (which includes a one-year membership to COBKA) and is free for members.

Hands-on course intended to provide information and strategies for the new beekeeper to successfully navigate the first year of beekeeping using Langstroth hives. 

Topics to be covered:

  • Woodenware  
  • Setup/Location
  • Acquiring and installing new bees. 
  • Tools & Protection
  • Colony Inspection
  • Varroa and other Pests
  • Bee Biology
  • Curveballs

The course is in-person only. 

The Embark Coworking Community: 2843 NW Lolo Dr. Bend, OR 97703

Questions: email Muffy - All questions welcomed. 

If course attendees are looking for bees for 2023, the best time to order bees is January and early February, for delivery around May. Area Suppliers

Your first task - Get your feet wet and keep abreast of the 'Monthly Central Oregon Apiary Notes' archives (COBKA homepage). Very informative for beekeepers in our area. 

This course will be aimed at the beginner beekeeper, however anyone who has interest may attend.

Recommended textbooks (not required):

- The Beekeepers Handbook (Fourth edition), Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile

- Story's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees, Malcom Sanford and Richard Bonney

- Beekeeping for Dummies, Howland Blackiston

- First Lessons for Beekeeping, Keiths Delaplane

As more research is done, information distilled, techniques perfected the texts change. We would recommend getting the most recent revision of any textbooks you'd like to use.


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