Beekeeping Classes

The East Richmond Beekeepers Association has offered a beekeeping classes in the past  for the beginner and novice beekeeper. Instruction and demonstrations focus on what a new beekeeper needs to know in the first few months of beekeeping.

The early months are critical for a new beekeeper as he/she becomes acquainted with their bees. Those months often spell the difference between success and failure.

Although beekeepers with experience in Top Bar Hives were on hand, the course focuses on the standard langstroth hive setup and management techniques. The instructors believe that a langstroth setup offers the best chance for new beekeeper success (for both the beekeeper and the honey bee!)

If you are interested in beekeeping classes, please watch this page for updates, or even better, come join our club!  Beekeeping clubs are a great way to learn more about beekeeping.

7 comments for “Beekeeping Classes

  1. Tobias Wilbur
    January 26, 2012 at 12:46 pm


    I am a graphic design student working on a project introducing suburban homeowners to the privilege and bounty of beekeeping, we have just begun researching this topic and I was hoping to take this class. If not any resources or tips would be greatly appreciated, even if I could sit in on the class for a few hours and take notes perhaps?

    Thank you for your time,


  2. Mary Katherine Moore
    June 22, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Will you be offering any classes near Richmond or Williamsburg in the fall of 2012? Two of us would like to participate. Thanks.

    • July 2, 2012 at 8:01 am

      There are no current plans to offer any classes for the remainder of 2012. I am fairly certain that we will have another Beekeeping 101 class, but do not know if it will be towards the end of 2012 or in the first couple of months of 2013 at this point.

  3. M Bodkin
    May 11, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Some of your entries are dated. Are you still functioning as an organization?

    • HippieHoney
      May 12, 2014 at 9:09 am

      Yes We Are! We meet the second Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:30.

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