< Back to Hives & Components


Model #: /OCT 101

The first Saturday in October, Kelley’s offers a class to educate new beekeepers and enhance the learning of those who are more experienced. The class which begins at 9:00 am CST and ends at approximately 4:00 pm is held at the Clarkson, KY facility.  There will be a morning and afternoon break and a 1 hour lunch break (restaurants are within reasonable driving distance). The fee for this class is $30.00 + tax per person and the class size is limited to 50 people. If weather permits, we will do a live inspection of an active hive. These classes will be taught in November, December, January, February and March.


When placing your order Please put the name of everyone that will be attending in the Comments section of the order. Thank you

Class Dates:

  • October 1, 2016
  • November 5, 2016
  • December 3, 2016
  • January 7, 2017
  • February 4, 2017
  • March 4, 2017


  • How Beekeepers keep bees
    • Basic Honey Bee Biology
    • Hive Terminology / Beekeeping Equipment             
    • Hive Assembly / Location
  • Bee Sources / Installation
  • Hive Inspections / Best Beekeeping Practices
  • Common Beekeeping Problems
    • Queen Problems
    • Nutritional Issues (feeding)
    • Varroa Mites
  • First Year Management

Beekeeping 101 Presenter: Jake Osborne

Jake has been a beekeeper from Owensboro, Kentucky since he was a young boy. He is now a graduate student at Western Kentucky University with a Master's Degree in Agriculture. Jake has never lost his passion for beekeeping even as he grew into an adult. He continues to keep bees in Owensboro and also manages the bees on the Western Kentucky University Farm. 


This product is not currently available.

  • email