Beekeeping for Beginners: Hive Setup & Installation

This year Trinity Valley Beekeepers Association is offering a 6-part “Beekeeping For Beginners” series. These classes are offered as individual sessions ($35 per family) or as a package at a discount ($150 per family). Fees are further discounted for Trinity Valley members ($125/$25), so please consider becoming a member. Classroom classes will be at Trinity Haymarket (

The third class in the series will be March 25 from 10-12. The class will focus on getting your equipment set up and ready for your bees, installing your nuc or package or swarm into your hive, the what-to-do and what-not-to-do of early inspections, and how to provide feeding supplements for your bees to get your new hive off to a nice strong start.

Recommended reading material for this series is “The Beekeeper’s Handbook” by Diana Sammataro or “First Lessons in Beekeeping” by C.P. Dadant.

A great selection of beekeeping equipment, as well as these books, will be available for purchase at Trinity Haymarket, so be sure to plan some time to shop while you’re there.

For more information on this class series, and to sign up, please visit

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