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Beekeeper’s Bootcamp Bundle



Option 1) Your choice of hive, package of bees and 3-day on-site training.


Option 2) Your choice of hive, 5 Frame or Top- Bar NUC, and 3-day on-site training.


Please kindly reach out to us for consultation and pricing details. 

1-day Basic Natural Beekeeping Workshop

8:30 am to 4:30 pm 1-hour lunch break 

Date: June 8, 2024

Location: Bee-Guardian Apiary Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. 

Join us for a comprehensive workshop that offers a deep dive into the fascinating world of beekeeping. Our engaging session begins with a morning segment that covers a wide range of topics, including an introduction to beekeeping, the rich history of this timeless craft, fundamental bee biology, essential beekeeping equipment, apiary setup, and an exploration of the pros and cons of horizontal hive management. We'll delve into the maladies that can affect bee colonies, the valuable products of the hive, the importance of water sources, and engaging conversations about bees and their critical role as pollinators. Additionally, we'll provide valuable insights and tips on creating a pollinator-friendly garden and much more!


Following a delightful one-hour lunch break, where we'll all come together to enjoy a locally sourced meal at a nearby farm, we'll transition into an exciting hands-on session with the bees in the afternoon. This practical segment will give participants the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in the morning session, interact directly with the hives, and gain invaluable experience in beekeeping firsthand.


Don't miss this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of beekeeping, learn from experienced practitioners, and discover the wonders of these remarkable pollinators in a hands-on setting. Whether you're a novice or an experienced beekeeper, this workshop promises to be an enriching and unforgettable experience for all attendees.


Tentative schedule

Morning Session:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: 

  • Welcome and Introduction to Beekeeping

  • Exploring the History of Beekeeping

  • Understanding Basic Bee Biology

  • Essential Beekeeping Equipment and Apiary Setup

  • Pros and Cons of Horizontal Hive 

  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) 

  • Why choose natural treatment-free beekeeping

Afternoon Session

1:00 PM-4:30 PM:

  • Management (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter)

  • Identifying and Managing Bee Maladies

  • Overwintering in horizontal hives

  • Discovering the Products of the Hive

  • The Importance of Water Sources for Bees

  • Engaging Conversations about Bees, Pollinators, and Tips for Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Garden

To apply for the workshop:

Applicants of all experience levels are welcome to participate in this workshop. While extensive experience with bees is not required, all candidates should possess a comfort level in handling bees and using appropriate protective gear tailored to various weather and nectar flow conditions.


To apply for the workshop, please submit a 1-2 page letter including your contact information, a brief biography, a summary of your previous beekeeping experience, your motivations for seeking participation in the workshop, and two references. All applications must be received by March 30. The top 3-5 candidates will be selected by April 30, and all applicants will be notified of the outcomes by that time. Those who are not chosen are encouraged to reapply for future workshops, as persistence is highly valued.

Please send your applications to:

We look forward to receiving your applications and welcoming dedicated individuals to our upcoming workshop.

Price: $150

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