Introduction to beekeeping Class

This class is geared for the beginning beekeeper or someone who wants to learn more before they jump in.  The class will be held at Madison County Farm Bureau, 900 Hillsboro Ave, Edwardsville, IL 62025 on Saturday, February 11, 2023, from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.     

Cost is $60.00 for the first attendee and additional family members may attend for $30.00 per person.  Fee includes lectures, continental breakfast,  handouts, and first year membership in St. Clair Beekeepers Association and Illinois Beekeepers Assocation.  Lunch will be on your own.



  • Introductions and housekeeping
  • Bee Biology and Colony Behavior
  • Equipment you will need
  • Your First Hive – acquiring bees and hive setup
  • Lunch
  • Opening and inspecting your hive
  • Pest management
  • The Beekeeping Year – season management activities
  • Questions & Answers
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One Attendee  $60.00

Two Attendees $90.00