$25 non-refundable Deposit Required for ALL Classes
Here at D&J Apiary, we not only sell all of the supplies you’ll need to be a successful beekeeper, but we also offer beekeeping classes for those interested in gaining the knowledge and insight of three generations of beekeepers. Therefore, we offer Beginners Beekeeping Classes, Hive Management Classes, and an Extracting class at various times throughout the year. Classes are held on Saturdays and have both classroom and hands on portions and run from 9am until 3pm. Classes are $75 per person and include a catered lunch. Please call the office to inquire about dates and times for classes.
For more information about beekeeping, check out the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services(FDACS) page http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Plant-Industry/Bureaus-and-Services/Bureau-of-Plant-and-Apiary-Inspection/Apiary-Inspection
Check our Events page for classes we have scheduled!
Mite Check Tutorial
During a honey flow your mite population can quickly out number your bee population if it goes unchecked. Because of this, we strongly recommend doing an alcohol wash after harvesting your honey. This requires killing a sample of approximately 300 bees, but it’s better than losing an entire hive to mite damage.
Below is a link to a video that explains the process.
Video credit: Northwest New Jersey Beekeepers Association