The Buzz on Beekeeping: A Beginner's Guide

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Get ready to don your veil and take the first step towards sweet success as a beekeeper! Join us for an immersive and hands-on experience in sustainable, organic beekeeping! Our expert instructor, Mark Gostkiewicz, owner and educator at Tri Gable Lea Farm in Colchester, CT, will guide you through the basics of keeping bees, including:

  • The pros and cons of Langstroth, Top Bar, and Warre hives, as well as their basic management
  • The lifecycle, instincts, and needs of the hive
  • What to expect in your first year of beekeeping
  • Recommended tools and equipment
  • Real costs and time involved
  • How to source and install your first bees
  • Recommended books for further learning

In this class, you'll have the opportunity to handle real honeycomb and see queen cells, brood, honey, and pollen, giving you a head start in understanding what to look for during your inspections. Plus, after the class, Mark will email you additional information and resources to continue your learning.

Don't miss out on this exciting and educational opportunity to become a true beekeeper and tend to your own buzzing hive!

This program is sponsored by Clinton Land Conservation Trust and funded by a CMFC Mary Janvrin and Natalie Janvrin Wiggins Fund for Birds, Other Animals and Nature.


Registration recommended.