LCBA's Beginning Beekeeping Course is now FULL. We will offer it again early in 2018 ~ watch this space for dates.
Information about LCBA's curriculum:
"Your First Year of Beekeeping"
6 3-hour classes via the Centralia College Continuing Education Program
For beginners: learn to keep bees successfully in southwest Washington’s unique conditions. Topics: basic bee biology/behavior, equipment & apiary set-up, seasonal management, identifying & managing parasites & diseases, honey harvesting, over-wintering, & more. Students completing the course earn LCBA’s diploma.
Lewis County Beekeepers’ Association’s manual lays out basics for beginners; LCBA’s PowerPoints & demonstration materials supplement manual with visuals. In-class Q&A welcome; children welcome, too.
LCBA board members with many years of beekeeping experience: Education Coordinator Peter Glover, Secretary Susanne Weil, Founder/Vice-President Bob Harris, & guest instructors from the LCBA Board.
LCBA’s free Mentor Workshops give hands-on guidance in working bees. Students who join LCBA are eligible for discounts on spring package / nuc bee orders & free consultations with an individual “bee mentor.”
How to Register:
Registration costs $40 and goes through Centralia College by phone, mail, or in person - sorry, no online registration. Course codes and details for 2018 will be posted by summer 2017.
Above, a hive inspection workshop in Randle, April 2014 (for photo gallery, click here).
For a PDF of LCBA's slideshow on Getting Started in Beekeeping, click here. (FYI: the slideshow is mainly visual & illustrates our "Getting Started" overviews: see our Upcoming Events page for our next overview.
To read about bees & beekeeping, click here for "Beekeeping Basics," a valuable guide by the Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research & Extension Consortium (MAAREC).
Arena Flowers' "Ultimate Guide to Beekeeping" gives a helpful overview of beekeeping history, how to prepare to keep bees, & some management basics.
Below, children are welcome at LCBA workshops!