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The Back Yard Beekeepers Virtual Beekeeping Course

- January 4, 2021 -


Jan 04, 2021    
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New this year, the four-session course will be offered virtually via Zoom. 

Date: Mondays, January 4, 11, 18, 25, 2021
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Cost: $50 for the class & a 1-year membership with BYBA
Location: Zoom
Contact: Leslie Huston at (203) 417-2023 or

Note: In the event we postpone a session (power and/or internet outages due to severe weather) Monday, February 1 will be a “make-up date”.

Keeping a colony or two of honey bees in your backyard can supply you with plenty of honey for family and friends, as well as increase your garden’s productivity, by ensuring adequate pollination. Perhaps just as important, though – as any beekeeper will tell you – is that spending time with these gentle creatures can be a truly gratifying experience: it’s a fascinating, hands-on hobby that engages both the mind and the body. And there is no better way to introduce your children to nature’s wonders than the gentle honey bee!

The classes will include instruction on how to assemble the hive, install the bees, inspect the colony, and much more. A brief historical background and some basic biology and hive sociology will be covered, followed by an introduction to the parts of the hive, tools and materials commonly encountered. There will be both lectures and demonstrations, and there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions. Join us and begin to experience the deep satisfaction of working with one of nature’s most amazing creatures!

For more information, please contact Leslie Huston,

Register via the website

The Back Yard Beekeepers Association (BYBA), based in Weston CT, has over 250 members. The association has grown to become one of the Nation’s largest regional clubs for beekeeping hobbyists. Some of the members are just getting started as beekeepers, and some have enjoyed this hobby for years. All share an interest in the wonderful and remarkable world of the honey bee.The purpose of the BYBA is to provide the membership with interesting and practical information about honey bees and the “how-to’s” of beekeeping. The BYBA is a 501 (c)3 non-profit charitable organization.