17732 SE 283rd Ave.
Umatilla FL 32784
Spring Nuc's are coming to an end.
If you haven't already reserved yours, call the office today!
New Class Schedule, and new Prices for 2017
Class Schedule and Changes
We have finally set a schedule for the 2017 classes and have made a few changes. We have increased the cost of the classes from $50 to $75 and will now include a book, as well as lunch. We are also requiring that classes are paid for in advance. We are doing this to ensure prompt arrival on class day, and to more accurately gauge the number of students in each class. We will still limit the number of students to 25 per class and will require a minimum of 15 students to avoid rescheduling. The Beginning Beekeeping class will now include a copy of The Backyard Beekeeper, and the Advanced Beekeeping Class will now include a copy of Better Beekeeping. Both of which are used as reference material in the classes.
Due to scheduling conflicts the Beginning Beekeeping Class for May 13th has been moved to May 6th. All classes require a minimum of 15 pre-paid students to guarantee the class will be held. Please call the office and reserve your spot today.
To eliminate any confusion, we have decided to rename the Advanced Beekeeping Class. It will now be referred to as our Hive Management Class. Interest has always been low for this class, and we feel that this may be due to the name of the class sounding to complicated for most new beekeepers. This class covers basic hive management, treatments and medications for your bees, and teaches you how to determine if your ready to make a split as well as the proper technique for doing so.
Beginning Beekeeping classes will be held: February 18th, March 25th, and May 6th
Hive Management classes will be held: March 4th, and April 8th
Extracting class will be held: April 29th with May 27th being used for an alternate for either an Extracting class or a Hive Mangement class
Please see our Events page for a more complete listing of Classes.
Changes to Queen and Nuc Prices
Unfortunately, we have had to raise our prices on Nucs and Queens to reflect changes in the market, and increased costs of producing both. Individual Queens will now be $30 each with a graduated price break for larger quantity orders. Nuc prices will now be $160 to reflect the increased price of queens, and increased production costs. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding regarding the increase.