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Kelley's November Beekeeping 101 Class

Model #: /Nov-101

The first Saturday in November, 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 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 December, January, February and March.

Class Dates:

  • November 1, 2014
  • December 6, 2014
  • January 3, 2015
  • February 7, 2015
  • March 7, 2015


  • 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. 

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