Beekeeping (this class is full)

February 23 and 24, 2019

9:00 a.m. TO 3:00 p.m. each day at Trinidad State Junior College in Trinidad.


This two-day workshop will cover the origin of bees and an overview of the European honey bee and where it fits in the world of bees.

There are different races of bees – which is right for you? The unique biology of bees, what jobs do bees have in the hive and who is in charge?

We will also discuss the essential equipment needed for beekeepers, when and where to order your bees to get your hive started.

What does a beekeeper do?  Dealing with problems including Colony Collapse Disorder, parasites, predators, pathogens, pesticides and nutrition.

Beekeeping through the seasons, ranging from feeding bees to harvesting honey.  Ways to nurture your bees and the economics of beekeeping.

Contact Donna at 719-846-5724.

Gift Certificates are available.

Your Instructor is Jim Conley. He is a former Huerfano County Extension Agent and a Retired International Development Specialist with the USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service.