Beginner Beekeeping Classes

Queen Bee Series



Hudson Gardens offers expert training for new beekeepers through the Queen Bee Series - a comprehensive series of six beekeeping courses designed to prepare you for your first season of beekeeping. The Queen Bee Series is offered annually, beginning in October. 

The series includes six classes:
  • The Amazing Honeybee: Pollination & Beyond (offered annually in October)
  • Beekeeping Basics (offered annually in November)
  • Honeybee Hive Management Systems (offered annually in January)
  • Hive Startup: Installing Nucleus Hives and Package Bees (offered annually in March)
  • Honeybee Hive Inspections (offered annually in April)
  • Overwintering Honeybee Hives (offered annually in September)

You may register for upcoming beekeeping classes individually or for all six classes with the Queen Bee Series. Registration for the 2018-2019 Queen Bee Series will open in August 2018.


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Class Registration and Cancellation Policy

All programs and classes require advanced registration unless otherwise noted. To register for a program online, click the ‘Register Now’ button on the class description page or call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306.


The following cancellation policy applies to all Adult Programs unless otherwise noted. For cancellations received more than two business days prior to the program date, a full refund, minus a 20% cancellation fee, will be issued. Refunds and exchanges will not be issued for missed programs or cancellations made two or fewer business days prior to the program date or for programs with registration fees of $5 or less. No refunds, credits, or exchanges will be offered for unattended classes purchased in a multiple class series package. 


To cancel or modify your registration, please contact the Education Department by calling (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or email