Are you interested in beekeeping? Know someone who does? NEOBA offers a series of beginning beekeeping classes, “Starting Right With Bees,” which are offered twice a year, once during the fall and then in late winter during the off-season of beekeeping. The Beginning Beekeeper class will consist of 3 Saturday sessions of 4 hours each. The classes are a series of three consecutive courses in total. The final session is an elective class of a hands-on equipment build day.
Registration for the class requires an active membership first.
Annual membership dues are $20 for an Individual, $25 for a family.
If you are not yet a member of neoba the total cost of the class will be $75 for a single person or $95 for a family (husband/wife and dependents under 18) and includes a free first-year membership to NEOBA ($25 value!). If you are already a member of neoba the cost will be $55 for a single person and $70 for family (husband/wife and dependents under 18).
The next scheduled beginning beekeeping classes, “Starting Right With Bees,” will be held at Wright Christian Academy (entry driveway is on Garnett) 11391 E Admiral Pl, Tulsa, OK 74116 on Saturday, February 8, 2020, 8:30 AM until 12:30 PM, Saturday, February 15, 2020, 8:30 AM until 12:30 PM, and Saturday, February 22, 2020, 8:30 AM until 12:30 PM. The content includes bee biology, explanation of equipment and tools, the life cycle of the colony and how the beekeeper interacts, and pest management techniques.
We recommend that you do not purchase equipment before this class, as we discuss aspects that may influence the type and quality of the equipment.
Re-takes: For members who have paid for and taken the class within the past three years, and have paid your club dues each year, you may sit in this class at no cost, as long as there is space available. You still must register so that we have a proper headcount. Please contact Dane or Mike for verification, and to receive a discount code to be used during registration to offset the class cost. NEOBA provides new beekeepers with an introductory beekeeping book—” First Lessons in Beekeeping,” as well as several other resources to further your education on beekeeping.