Becoming a Beekeeper Class

Ever wondered how to become a beekeeper?

Join our free class and find out what you need to get started! No prior experience necessary, this course is designed to help anyone considering caring for their own bees.

We will explain the necessary tools, hive components, and safety gear. You will learn the difference between starting your colony with a bee package vs a nuc. And build up your understanding of what to expect throughout the beekeeping year. Finally, the most important thing to take away is where you can go for help when you don't know what to do. We scheduled this class before the holidays so you can treat yourself with the gift of bee supplies and a future hive!

Gilroy Beekeepers Association (GBA) has been supporting local hobby beekeepers and bringing those curious about bees together for over 20 years. Our members range from experienced beekeepers to complete newbies. Members benefit from regular meetings, access to great speakers and training opportunities like this one - the ideal combination for learning and sharing about beekeeping.

Class Was Held:
- Thursday, Oct 26, 7-8 PM:  Zoom
- Saturday, Oct 28, 9-11 AM:  Hands-On at GBA Apiary,

Cost:  FREE!

We will be covering:

Class Photos – Oct 26, 2023


We plan on offering similar classes over this winter and early spring. Please check our website for future classes. 


 

Fall Intro To Beekeeping

Interested in beekeeping? Want to learn more, and get a little hands-on with beehives? GBA is offering a two-part Intro Class:

  • Online (Zoom) class - Oct 27, 7:00-8:00 PM.
  • Field class at GBA's Pajaro Apiary (just south of Gilroy) - Oct 29, 9:00-11:00 AM.

Price

Requirements

  • No experience is necessary.
  • Suits and gloves are a must for the field part.
  • All participants of the field class must sign a liability waiver before attending the field class.

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Please check back for additional classes.

Thank you for registering for the Becoming a Beekeeper class

Thank you for registering for our Becoming a Beekeeper class. Our Master Beekeepers are looking forward to sharing how to get started as a Backyard Beekeeper!

You will receive an email confirmation shortly with the Zoom meeting information. See you soon!

Class 2021.12.08- Becoming a Beekeeper – thank you for registering

Thank you for registering for our Becoming a Beekeeper class. Our Master Beekeepers are looking forward to sharing how to get started as a Backyard Beekeeper!

Click here to join the Zoom meeting on Dec 8, 2021 at 7PM.

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You may pay for this class as follows:

  • by mailing a check (made out to Gilroy Beekeepers Association) to GBA, P.O. Box 1036, San Martin, CA 95046-1036
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