Register now for the Pikes Peak Beekeeping School in April

Colorado Jill

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Backyard beehives are a growing trend across the nation, including Colorado Springs. Bees provide garden and community pollination, as well as tasty honey. Hives also offer an opportunity to learn about ecosystems, hive management, and, of course, honeybees. 

Bees support the growth of flowers and trees which in turn provide food and shelter for animals. Honeybees are a vital part of our ecosystem, and we can help protect them by engaging in ethical beekeeping.

It's imperative that beekeepers conservatively harvest honey and leave plenty in the hive for the colony to survive the winter months. Additionally, bees are happiest and most productive when we limit disruptions to their home, so hives should be carefully placed in the yard to protect them from predators.

With proper education and training, humans and bees can have a mutually beneficial relationship.

Are you interested in learning more about beekeeping?

If so, consider attending the upcoming Pikes Peak Beekeeping School on 02 and 03 April in Colorado Springs.

This two-day seminar will cover all aspects of beekeeping including how to acquire bees, necessary equipment, disease management, and managing bees year-round. The classes will be taught by members of the Colorado State Beekeepers Association (CSBA) who are local beekeepers with extensive knowledge on the topic area.

The seminar will be at Bear Creek Nature Center (address below) from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 2 - 3. The program is open to adults and kids ages 12 - 16 who are accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

The cost is $65 per person. Each participant will receive the book First Lessons in Beekeeping. Seats are limited, so register today to ensure your spot. For more information and to register, go here.

In addition to classroom space, Bear Creek Nature Center also has an indoor education center with a working honeybee hive. Access to the indoor center and the walking trails are always free.

  • Bear Creek Nature Center: 245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
  • Nature Center hours: Tuesday - Saturday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Trails are open dawn to dusk

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