2018 SFBA Beekeeping Classes: Feb 24 & Mar 24

Want to become a beekeeper — or just sharpen your skills?

Join our best-in-class instructors to learn all the basics in just two sessions.

Beekeeping 101: Equipment

Saturday, February 24th, 2018
10:00am to 2:00pm.

This class introduces you to all the equipment you will need as a beekeeper, how to use it, where to buy it for the best price, and what to look for when you do. We also cover DIY for the handy beekeeper who prefers to make or modify some of their equipment. This lesson serves to make sure you understand the beekeeping equipment that we’ll be talking about when we cover the basic biology and lifecycle of the honeybee in the companion class in March.


Beekeeping 102: Biology

Saturday, March 24th, 2018
10:00am to 2:00pm

The follow-on lesson to the equipment class taught in February, this session covers everything you need to know about bees to get started as a beekeeper. It examines the basics of honeybee biology, the bee lifecycle, how to help your bees prosper and how to manage pests and diseases. There may also be a separate visit to an apiary, depending on schedule and weather (protective clothing provided).


Both classes are taught at St. John Armenian Apostolic Church at 275 Olympia Way in San Francisco.

Register by January 19 and pay just $20 per session for members or $50 per session for non-members.

You can join the SFBA now (click here) to be sure to be included or get on our list (click here) for email alerts.