Sacramento Area Beekeepers Association

February 19 - Beekeeping Basics

Getting Ready for Bees - Saturday February 19, 2022. Instructor; Dave Watson, Sacramento Area Beekeeper Association.  $60.00

This four-session series is designed for individuals brand new to beekeeping or those seeking deeper beekeeping knowledge. The four ½ day sessions will take participants through the annual cycle of beekeeping from establishing a hive, caring for bees through the seasons, troubleshooting, harvesting honey and preparing for winter. All instructors are Master Beekeepers and/or members of the Sacramento Area Beekeepers Association. Our instructors have both an in-depth know of bees and beekeeping, and substantial beekeeping experience. Each session is a combination of lecture and a hands-on workshop. The book, First Lessons in Beekeeping by Keith Delaplane is recommended and can be purchased from Amazon or other bookstores. Refunds will not be given for cancellation of any classes.

Session 1: Beekeeping Basics


  • Introduction to the SABA Beginner Beekeeping Series
  • Time commitment and what to expect as a new beekeeper
  • Overview of equipment – boxes, supers, smokers and more
  • Getting ready for bees
  • Choosing an apiary location
  • Best Honey Bees for Sacramento Area
  • Installing Your Bees - Packages, Nucs, Swarms
  • Seasonal tasks: The beekeeping calendar
  • What you need to get started and where to purchase
  • Registering your hive and beekeeping responsibilities

Date/Time: Saturday February 19, 2022, 9:00 am – 1:00pm

Location: Arden Park Community Center, 1000 La Sierra Drive, Sacramento CA

Instructor: Dave Watson

Other Information

SABA classes work with honey bees. Honey bees are stinging insects, and while most stings do not require immediate medical attention, a small portion of the population can develop a life-threatening allergy. When working in the hives you will need to wear closed toe and closed heel shoes, long pants and a long sleeve shirt. If you don’t have/or bring protective gear, a hat and veil will be available for your use during the class. If stung, immediately remove the stinger by scraping it off and wash the area to reduce the alarm pheromone. If you experience shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea or any other serious symptoms, immediately seek medical attention.

Questions & Cancellation:  SABA classes are offered at a low price and refunds are not issued. 

Class Coordinator:  Lisa Romero – [email protected]



Date: 02/19/2022 (Sat.)

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm PST

Location: 1000 La Sierra Dr
1000 La Sierra Dr, Sacramento, CA 95864

Created by:   Sacramento Area Beekeepers Association


Beekeeping Basics (30)

($60.00 each)

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