BeeSteps Beekeeping Education
765 Gravois Rd. Fenton, MO 63026
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2022 Beekeeping Classes

Isabee's instruction is specific to the Central Missouri & Illinois regional conditions

Introduction to Beekeeping Class
The Next Beginning Beekeeping Series will be in Autumn of 2022
Isabee's Beginning Beekeeping Class
for starting colonies Spring, 2022
Mondays - Feb. 21 and Feb. 28th
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
This Introduction to Beekeeping zoom class, over two evenings, will cover

• What's involved in getting set-up
• Site planning, necessary equipment & required management time
• Basic honeybee biology and behavior
• Equipment and starter colonies options
• What's the calendar guidelines for important management tasks in Zone 6
Beekeeping is local, with regional and local weather, forage and bloom time having an influence on your (and the bees) timing. We recommend beginning or enhancing your experience with instruction that focuses on equipment choices and management guidelines specific to your region.

Class will involve live PowerPoint instruction with links to tailored hand-outs.
A follow-up live, in-field hive inspection at Isabee's, to be scheduled for this coming Spring. 

Class is live, on line, via the Zoom meeting app .
Class fee - $60.00
Price includes both zoom classes and a Spring, 2022 in-apiary inspection, date TBD
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Upon registration, you will receive a zoom class link with recommended reading in preparation for the class.

Isabee's intermediate on-line beekeeping instruction tailored for beekeepers with 1-5 years of experience. We're offering this instruction in a series of four 2-hour zoom classes
2022 Management Series
Tuesday, Feb 22nd, 2022 6:30 - 8:30pm Swarming Control & Sring Management - signs of swarming, control and capture, post-swarm management, spring rotation
Monday, May 16th 2022 6:30 - 8:30pm Honey production - growing colonies for production, equipment, processes and storage
Tuesday, July 19th 2022 6:30 - 8:30pm Parasites and pathogens - control including testing, identification, treatments and timing
Monday, Sept 12th, 6:30 - 8:30pm Overwintering - The most important colony trait and the most regionally specific management practice. How and when to prep your colonies, plus what does a "healthy colony" look like in our region.
Class is live, on line, via the Zoom meeting app .
Class series fee - $60.00


"We found the first class of the series very helpful.
It will give us a great option to use next season.
Thanks Jane! Looking forward to the rest of the series."
  Pat G

"I really enjoy the classes." George K

"Always learn something new even after watching both classes." Deb S

"The session was quite helpful, I/we still have a lot to learn and I'm sure this first honey harvest will result in a lot more questions." Ed R

"Great Class !!!" Fred H

For more information about BeeSteps, email to jane@

Other Educational Resources
Greater Saint Louis Area Beekeeping Clubs
Saint Louis Beekeepers St. Louis, Mo.
Three Rivers Beekeepers St. Charles, Mo.
Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association St. Louis, Mo.
St. Clair Beekeepers Association St. Clair, Il.
Jefferson County Beekeepers Association Hillsboro, Mo.
Missouri Beekeeping Clubs
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