Beekeeping Through the Seasons

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Event Series Event Series: Beekeeping Through the Seasons

Beekeeping Through the Seasons

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$100 – $275

*This is the fifth in a series of 9 classes. Registration price covers the whole series.

**Registration is free for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community members and participants in the MOFGA Journeyperson Program.

Join Master Beekeeper Karen Thurlow for our first-ever foray into beekeeping through the seasons. From getting hives going in March to feeding and putting them to rest in November: this series will trace the shifting activities, challenges, and hive dynamics that beekeepers engage with through the active portion of the year. This is a perfect chance for folks who are in their first few years of beekeeping to fall into seasonal rhythms, ask questions, and troubleshoot with Karen and classmates.

Classes are on Zoom and will meet on the third Wednesday of every month, March-November, from 7-8 pm EST. Classes will be recorded. This sliding scale registration covers all 9 classes and is designed to make the class as accessible as possible; we ask that you please pay what you can afford. Scholarships are also available here.

Karen Thurlow is a Master Beekeeper and Master Gardener. Karen started beekeeping on her farm in 1978 after a class with the Essex County Cooperative Extension Service in Massachusetts. In 1995 Karen moved to Maine and her apiary grew to over 100 production colonies. Her experience includes raising queens, nucleus colony production, package bee sales, and wholesale and retail honey sales. She teaches beekeeping management classes, disease and microscopy classes, and serves as a consultant to organizations and beekeepers throughout North America. She is dedicated to raising healthy bees and sharing her know-how with other beekeepers. Currently, Karen works as the Chief Apiary Inspector for the province of New Brunswick. She has a small apiary of her own along the beautiful Chaleur Bay in northwestern New Brunswick.


Questions? Email events@mofga.

Honeybees gather on a blue bee box



July 17


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


$100 – $275

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