We schedule beekeeping classes and hive tours throughout the year in Birmingham. Some of our classes are 1 1/2 hours and give you a glimpse into the industrious, secret lives of honeybees. These classes are perfect for the person who wants a one-of-a-kind experience or wants to open a hive of bees before they get their own.
Our Bee School is partially lecture based and provide you with the knowledge to be successful with your own bees. Our one-day class gives you the opportunity to take an entire beginner class with an open hive experience at the end. It’s the perfect class for the person who loves learning about bees and can’t wait to get their own.
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January 5th (Saturday) at Red Mountain Park from 8:45-4:00 (Sold Out)
March 2nd (Saturday) at Samford University From 8:45 - 4:00 (Sold Out)
September 7th (Saturday) at Samford University From 8:45-4:00
If you want to learn about bees and excited to start backyard beekeeping, this is the class for you. We concentrate a series of classes into a full day class to give you an in-depth look at becoming a beekeeper. You can walk into this class, knowing nothing about honeybees and walk out prepare and excited about your new adventure.
We love to teach beekeeping and not tell you what to do. Regardless of your age, whether you are male or female or your beekeeping goals, we do our best to teach a reasonable approach to beekeeping that works best for you.
The class is lecture based and interactive, so you will get a chance to open a real hive, weather permitting. We do not open hives during periods of rain, impending poor weather or when temperatures are below 60°. If we won’t be able to open a hive during class, several other opportunities for opening a hive will be scheduled.
Our bee school is an introduction to beekeeping, honey and the amazing life bees live. Our 3 hour class gives students the general knowledge of how bees work and introduce students to the sweet world of honeybees. Our short class will cover the basics of beekeeping tools, how bees fit into our food system and we will taste a dozen different jars of honey from all over the world. Every honey is unique so we will talk about what makes them exceptional.
You will be very surprised at how different honey can be and taste first hand how unique they can be.
A 1-1/2 hour hive tour and introduction to honey bees kept here in Birmingham, AL. This class is perfect for the person who is interested in beekeeping or wants to get an up close and personal look at bees. Even if you already have bees, this is a great option for you if you want to see inside another beekeepers hive. There is always so much to learn when watching a seasoned beekeeper perform a hive inspection.
During the tour, you will suit up and experience honey bees first hand; taste honey straight from the hive and get a glimpse into the industrious, secret lives of honeybees.
Classes are outdoor and located at Samford University in Homewood, Alabama (Unless otherwise noted). Details about location, what to wear and what to expect will come by email before the class.
June 21st (Friday) 6-7:30 PM
July 27th (Saturday) 9:30-11:00 AM at Samford University
August 17th (Saturday) 9:30-11:00 AM at Samford University
August 29th (Thursday) 6:00-7:30PM at Shoal Creek Community (Private Group)
August 31st (Saturday) 9:30 - 11:00AM at Samford University (Private Group)
October 4th (Friday) 6-7:30 PM at Samford University
Our gift cards make great gifts for someone interested in taking a beekeeping class. These cards are priced according to our bee class, but the gift card can be redeemed online for any other product on our website.
Purchasing this digital gift card creates a unique code. The email entered during checkout will receive a code, which can then be printed out and shared or emailed to another person.
The purchase values represent the cost of our classes
Bee School Short Class - $40 (A 3 hour class introducing students to bees)
Beekeeping Experience - $50 (A hands on class where we dive into an active hive)
Bee School - One Day Class $120 (A full day class immersing students in bees and beekeeping)
This gift card never expires.