Annual favorites are DelVal's beekeeping courses. Late spring through mid-summer bring two or three different levels of courses for those looking to begin keeping or hoping to expand their apiary. Current year class dates are usually published in the early spring. Use the contact us online link on the right to let us know you are interested in the next set of classes.
This weekend course is designed for hobbyists, beginning beekeepers or for experts needing a refresher. In this course you will learn about:
- Honey bee biology and behavior
- Building an apiary and harvesting honey
- Apiary equipment and supplies
- Management practices for each season
APR 101 002
- Saturday, July 18, 2020, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Sunday, July 19, 2020, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Saturday, July 25, 2020, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Sunday, July 26, 2020, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Delaware Valley University, Main Campus
Participants should bring a bee veil and a three-ring loose leaf binder. Please note that gloves are not allowed in the apiary.
Vincent Aloyo, Ph.D, Master Beekeeper
The benefits of raising your own queen include: queens adapted to your environment, avoiding southern queens that may have mated with Africanized drones, and establishing your own nucs. Designed for the experienced beekeeper, this course will include the basics of:
- Queen rearing
- Grafting larvae
- The Cloake board method of queen rearing
You will have the option of taking your queen cells home.
APR 110 002
- Saturday, May 11, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Sunday, May 12, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
Delaware Valley College, Main Campus, Allman 103
- Bee veil
- Three-ring loose leaf binder
- Magnifying goggles are helpful if you have them.
Note: Gloves are not allowed in the apiary
Vincent Aloyo, Ph.D., Master Beekeeper