2024 New Beekeepers Education Series

Richmond Beekeepers Association 

2024 Beginner Beekeeping Course

@ Greenwood Methodist Church 

Jan 6  9:30-4 

Jan 13 9-4 

Feb 3 9:30-4

Feb 10 9-4

Cost $110 

Registration Closes Dec 23 and is limited to the first 25 who register and pay


2024 Beginner Beekeeping Classes 

The Richmond Beekeepers Association (RBA) is holding their Beginning  Beekeeping Course over 4 Saturdays beginning January 6 and 11 and February 3 and 10. Attendees will  receive instruction on the basics of beekeeping, the various equipment including hive components and  tools, diseases and pests, what to expect in the first year, how to purchase and install your bees,  sources of pollen and nectar, and (weather permitting) a hands on field day in an apiary

The course includes: 

✔ 3 Books: The Beekeeper’s Handbook,  

Beekeeping Basics and A Field Guide to  

Honey Bees and Their Maladies.

✔ Thumb Drive of Slides from Class 

✔ Over 20 Hours of Instruction Utilizing the Virginia Beekeeping Teaching Consortium

✔ An Afternoon In-Hive Session 

✔ Membership in Richmond Beekeepers Association 

What You Need to Bring 

☐ Snacks, Lunch & A Drink 

☐ Pen & Notepad 

Can’t Make A Date? 

The classes are available on additional dates from other local Beekeeping Associations. We will provide locations, and dates at the first class.

For More Information Contact 

Ron Stilwell  (804) 839-1191