January 19, 2020. Getting Ready for Bees - Series 1

Getting Ready for Bees - January 19, 2020. Rachel Morrison and John Johnson (California Master Beekeepers Program)

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.  The class will refer to the book; First Lessons in Beekeeping by Keith Delaplane.  It will be available for purchased for $7.00 or bring your copy, but is not necessary to attend the class. Each session will be a combination of lecture and hands-on practice led by knowledgeable instructors. Refunds will not be given for cancellation of any classes.

Session 1 - Getting Ready for Bees - January 19, 2020. Rachel Morrison and John Johnson (California Master Beekeepers Program)


  • Introduction to the SABA Beginner Beekeeping Series
  • General time commitment and what to expect as a new beekeeper
  • Overview of equipment
  • Installing Packages/Nucs/Swarms
  • Basics of honey bee biology

Questions & Cancelation:  SABA classes are offered at a reduced price and refunds are not issued. 

By registering as a SABA Class, you are granting permission to use your likeness in photos.  For additional information, see the attached document -SABA Image release.

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. Protective gear will be provided for you, but if you prefer you may bring your own. 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.


Date: 01/19/2020 (Sun.)

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

Location: Sacramento County - Cooperative Extension 4145 Branch Center Road (near corner of Bradshaw Rd and Kiefer Blvd) Sacramento, CA 95827

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January Beginning Class (35)

($45.00 each)

Bring pencil, paper and bee veil, if you have one.

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