January 23, 2021 - Getting Ready for Bees, via Zoom

Getting Ready for Bees - January 23, 2021. Instructor; Rachel Morrison, The Beecharmers,  Sacramento Area Beekeeper Association and California Master Beekeepers Program.  $45.00

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.  The class will refer to the book; First Lessons in Beekeeping by Keith Delaplane.  It can purchased at most bee stores; Mann Lake, Dadant and on Amazon, but is not necessary to attend the class. Each session will be a combination of lecture and hands-on practice led by knowledgeable instructors. (Due to COVID-19, hands on will not be available)  Refunds will not be given for cancellation of any classes.

Session 1 - Getting Ready for Bees - January 23, 2021. Instructors are from Sacramento Area Beekeeper Association and/or 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. 

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: 01/23/2021 (Sat.)

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

Created by:   Sacramento Area Beekeepers Association
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January Getting Ready for Bees


A Zoom link will be emailed about 10 days before class.

4 slots filled - more available
Joan English
Sherry Culbertson
Melissa Sellers
Robert Wold
Looking forward to the class.
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