Fork Mountain Bees

Fork Mtn

Educational Opportunities

"Every man is my teacher... some teach me what to do, some teach me what not to do".

When it comes to raising bees, the best way to learn is hands on. There are many opportunities available to fit any time and financial budget. Call for more information on class dates and availability.
Classes will be scheduled based on demand. Please contact us if you are in need of a specific class, so that a date can be arranged.

  1. Introduction to Beekeeping
    Learn the basics about beekeeping equipment, the different types of bees and their roles in the colony and the life cycle of bees. Suit up and take a tour of the bee yard to see the bees up close in their own environment.
  2. Beginner's Beekeeping
    Spend time in the bee yard learning the how to of beekeeping. Learn to use the basic beekeeping equipment in a manner that is safe for you and your bees. Study first hand the different methods of feeding and handling your bees. Learn the difference in types of bee equipment.
  3. Advanced Beekeeping
    Go all out with these classes to get an in-depth view of what it is like raising bees on a larger scale. Learn to split colonies, raise queens and treat for pests naturally.
  4. Building Equipment
    Join Jamey in the wood shop to learn how to build your own bee boxes, frames and feeders. Jamey has over 20 years of woodworking experience and can help you learn to follow plans to save money with DIY equipment.
  5. Beeswax
    Whether you want to use your beeswax to produce more wax foundation or have a supply of chemical-free wax for cosmetic use, candles or home use, using the wax your bees produce is a great way to always have what you need. Finding chemical free wax is not an easy task. Learn to collect, refine and mill by actually performing these tasks yourself.
  6. Classes for Kids
    Homeschool groups and families are always welcome to visit the bee yard for a field trip. Jamey breaks the information down on a level "even a parent" can understand in an interactive class that is fun for the whole family.