Beekeeping Services & Bee School 2019

Bee School 2019

I taught bee school for over 6 years at the Norfolk County Beekeepers Association. I have instructed over 600 people to become beekeepers. I still mentor many of my students. Beginning in 2019 I will be offering beekeeping instructions at Southridge Farm and Nursery. The classes will begin in February 2019 and run through April 2019 (2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, and any snow days would be make up on 4/4 or 4/11).There will be additional instructions and fieldwork done throughout the entire season until late fall of 2019. 

Pricing for All Instructions

16 hours of classroom instruction plus 4 hours of fieldwork - $200 per person ($50 for one additional person, limit is one additional person)
Additional hours of fieldwork - $50 per hour
Additional classes (2 hours) - $100 per class
Block of 4 hours of fieldwork - $160 (20% discount)

Equipment

All equipment and bees packages can be purchased directly from Little Beehive Farm. I will have a few basic beginner’s packages ranging in prices from $250-$500. Details will be available when classes start.

Application for Bee School 2019

Click here for application

Beekeeper Services

Whether you are a first year beekeeping or have been keeping bees for several years, I am here to help. In addition to attending any of the classes I will be offering, I am available for on-site teaching and instructions. This will fall under fieldwork. Whether you need help or advice about mite treatments, brood health, or even just help learning the best way to inspect a hive, I am here to help.

Inspections

I am not a state apiary inspector. If you wish for an state inspector to examine your hive, please contact the state apiary inspector:
Kim Skyrm, Ph.D.
Chief Apiary Inspector/Apiary Program Coordinator
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
251 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA  02114
email: Kim.Skyrm@state.ma.us
 

Bee Talks

Part of the educational aspect of Little Beehive Farm is to educate people about our agricultural systems and how it relates to us as individuals and to the honeybees and all pollinators. This is accomplished by giving talks to various civic and town groups.

My talk is about 90 minutes long and covers everything from colony collapse & varroa mites, to what is like to be a beekeeper, all about the honeybees and what you can do as an individual.

 

Rates

My standard rate for groups is $300. This is negotiable depending on the size of your group and the location. As well all kids talks are free. I welcome kid groups to come to the farm during the growing season.

Honey Show Judging Presentation

 

Here is my presentation done to the NCBA back in 2012. It gives you a good idea of what it takes to enter a honey show. HONEY PRESENTATION

Fall and Winter Preparation NCBA October 1, 2018.  FALL WINTER PREP