Beginning Beekeeping Class

I am planning to develop and teach a beginning beekeeping class at some point. I have not gotten all the way there yet. When I get there I will add links to all of the sessions on the page below.

In 2020 I will continue to help with the Siouxland Beekeepers beginners class taught by Dr. Duane Bajema. This class will meet at the Woodbury County Extension office at 4728 Southern Hills Drive, Sioux City IA 51106. 2020 classes start at 6:30 on Wednesday February 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th with a snow date on March 4th. Email Duane at if you are interested.

The University of Nebraska is also offering beginning beekeeping classes in Omaha Ne and other locations in Nebraska in 2020. Check their website at:

For any beginners, I would recommend the book “Beekeeping Basics” produced by Penn State. You can get a free PDF version of the book at:

Or you can download it from the link below.

Beekeeping Basics PDF

These are not complete yet but here is the start of my beginning beekeepers classes.

Things to consider before buying beehives

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