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ECOBA Beginner Beekeeping Class

February 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

All single registrant fees include a workbook with additional registrants having the option to purchase additional workbooks for additional attendees, or share a workbook. Basic Hive kits will also be available for registrants to order at an extreme discount (kits only, does NOT include bees, we will assist you in finding a distributor).  Hive kit orders are limited when registering for class, but you will have an opportunity at the end of class to order additional kits.

As part of the class fee, you will receive a one-year membership in our East Central Ohio Beekeepers Assoc.; a first-year complimentary membership in the Ohio State Beekeepers Assoc.; a hands-on teaching beeyard annually, & deep discounts on products & supplies available as a member of our association. Class fee is non-refundable. Classes will be held at the Taft Reserve South, 10383 Fairview Rd SE, Newark, OH 43055. 


We will hold a Build Day weekend in March following beekeeping classes, and a Package bee installation day that kicks off our teaching beeyard in April.

Additional hands-on training, equipment building sessions, etc. will be offered and announced during your class session, and mentors will be available to you to assist after the classroom sessions are over. Monthly meetings are also held for our entire membership which provide for additional knowledge, bulk purchasing opportunities, volunteer and practical, hands-on events. An active first- and second-year teaching beeyard round out the bundle of benefits realized through your class fee.


February 5
9:00 am - 5:30 pm