Before You Buy Bees (ON-SITE class)

  • Started Oct 16
  • 25 US dollars
  • East Cooke Road

Have you been thinking of keeping honey bees, but you don’t know where to start? What equipment do you need? How much does it cost to get started in beekeeping? How much does it cost to maintain a colony of bees? Where do you get bees? Come to this in-person class for answers to these questions and any others that you have. "Before You Buy Bees" is an overview of the time, costs, equipment, and education that you will need to start a SUCCESSFUL beekeeping journey. This class will help you decide if keeping bees is right for you and get you started on the path to keeping bees. NOTE: This class takes place ONSITE at the Columbus Garden School. Wear long sleeved shirt, long pants, and lace up shoes (no flip-flops). A protective veil and gloves are provided. The Columbus Garden School is located at 1350 E. Cooke Road, Columbus OH 43224. In light of COVID-19, all students/instructors attending indoor classes are required to wear a face mask. Our time will be split between an indoor session and a visit to the hives. Class is held in a well-ventilated room and is strictly limited to 8 attendees. Please register ASAP to avoid disappointment! IF YOU PREFER AN ONLINE CLASS, this class will be offered again on Wednesday, October 27 at 7-8:30 PM. Class will be held via Zoom. INSTRUCTOR: Dave Noble began his professional beekeeping career at OSU's Honey Bee Research Lab in the mid-1990’s. More recently, he spent 7 years as the staff apiarist at Stratford Ecological Center in Delaware, OH. During his tenure there, Dave developed wildly popular beekeeper training programs for both novice and veteran beekeepers. Currently, Dave operates Red Beard Bees where he continues to develop, refine, and teach his beekeeper training programs and presentations across Ohio and the nation. Dave employs a bee-centered philosophy to guide his beekeeping, bee-breeding, and educational endeavors. He believes that a better understanding of bee behavior and bee biology creates better beekeepers. “Listen to the bees and let them guide you.” -- Brother Adam

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, please contact us at least 48 hours prior to class to cancel your registration. (Refund policy for materials fee, if applicable, may vary and is included in class description.)

Contact Details

  • 1350 East Cooke Road, Columbus, OH, USA

    + (614) 404-7236