The Hudson Gardens and Event Center Located Near Denver, Colorado, in the City of Littleton

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2014-2015 Beekeeping Classes at Hudson Gardens

The Hudson Gardens offers a comprehensive series of beginning beekeeping classes offered throughout the year. Topics covered include pollination, overwintering, and everything in between! If you are thinking about becoming a beekeeper, or are already keeping bees but want to deepen your knowledge, our classes are for you! Below is a list of the classes we offer:
 

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Queen Bee Package
Includes six beginning beekeeping classes including: The Amazing Honeybee, Beekeeping Basics, Honeybee Hive Management Systems, Hive Startup: Installing Nucleus Hives and Package Bees, Honeybee Hive Inspections, and Overwintering Honeybee Hives.

Registration: $130/member, $146/nonmember. Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register.

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Upcoming Classes

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Honeybee Hive Management

So You Want to Be a Beekeeper?
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 6-8 PM

Are you thinking about taking up beekeeping but don’t know where to start? This informational session will review the time and financial commitments involved in keeping a hive, advice and a timeline for preparing for your first season, and the potential rewards and pitfalls you’ll experience as a first year beekeeper. The session will conclude with a panel discussion where you’ll receive insight and valuable advice from long-time beekeepers and those just finishing their first full year.

Class will be held at The Inn at Hudson Gardens.

Registration: $12/member, $15/nonmember. Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register.

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Honeybee Hive Management

Beyond the Basics: Advanced Topics in Beekeeping
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 5:30-8:30 PM

What pests and diseases do beekeepers need to worry about in Colorado? Why, how, and when should I make a split? Is a combine the right solution for my weak hives? Learn the answers to these questions and more, during this course designed for experienced beekeepers. Led by Hudson Gardens’ Lead Beekeeper Bob Shiflet, this course will offer ample opportunities for questions and discussion regarding several not-so-basic beekeeping topics such as pests and diseases, splits and combines, advanced hive inspections, and honey harvesting. Experience level: Intermediate- Advanced. Participants must have at least one year of beekeeping experience.

Class will be held at The Inn at Hudson Gardens.

Registration: $24/member, $27/nonmember. Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register.

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Beekeeping Express Denver, CO

Overwintering Honeybee Hives
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 6-8:30 PM

Learn what happens to honeybees during their “dormant” winter months and what you can do to carry your hives successfully into the next season. Hudson Gardens’ Lead Beekeeper Bob Shiflet will help you discover how to assess the strength of your colony and determine the appropriate amount of honey stores your hive will need the upcoming winter months. Supplemental feeding, including when and how to feed, will be explained. You’ll discover the various methods available for protecting your hives from wind and cold temperatures, and how each method impacts honeybees. The course will conclude with a discussion of winter pest management techniques and an off-season “to-do” list for improving your beekeeping knowledge and skills. Experience level: Beginner.

Class will be held at The Inn at Hudson Gardens.

Registration: $24/member, $27/nonmember. Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register.

 
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