Beginner Beekeeping Classes

Beekeeping Express

Wednesdays, January 18 & February 8, 2017, 6 - 9 PM
$110/member, $120/nonmember
Don’t worry… it’s not too late to learn how to get a hive started in 2017! Spend time with Hudson Gardens’ Lead Beekeeper for this intensive two-part course spanning the basics of starting, inspecting, and maintaining a healthy colony of honeybees. All topics covered in the Beginner Beekeeping Series will be covered and natural beekeeping management methods will be emphasized. Experience level: Beginner


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Queen Bee Series



Hudson Gardens offers expert training for new beekeepers through the Queen Bee Series - a comprehensive series of six beekeeping courses designed to prepare you for your first season of beekeeping. The Queen Bee Series is offered annually, beginning in October. 

The series includes six classes:
  • The Amazing Honeybee: Pollination & Beyond
  • Beekeeping Basics
  • Honeybee Hive Management Systems 
  • Hive Startup: Installing Nucleus Hives and Package Bees 
  • Honeybee Hive Inspections
  • Overwintering Honeybee Hives

You may choose to register for individual classes or register for the entire series with the Queen Bee Package. 


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Class Registration and Cancellation Policy

All programs and classes require advanced registration unless otherwise noted. To register for a program online, click the ‘Register Now’ button on the class description page or call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306.


The following cancellation policy applies to all Adult Programs unless otherwise noted. For cancellations received more than two business days prior to the program date, a full refund, minus a 20% cancellation fee, will be issued. Refunds and exchanges will not be issued for missed programs or cancellations made two or fewer business days prior to the program date or for programs with registration fees of $5 or less. No refunds, credits, or exchanges will be offered for unattended classes purchased in a multiple class series package. 


To cancel or modify your registration, please contact the Education Department by calling (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or email