Beginning Beekeeping Series

Registration for the 2017 Beginning Beekeeping Series opens at 8 a.m. on Friday, December 2 and closes at 4 p.m. on January 11. The class consists of four lecture dates and three field days. The lecture dates are the same for all participants as they will be held in the auditorium at Amazing Space (our new building), but there are choices for the field dates. Please see sidebar to the right (or scroll down, if you’re on your phone), to register. Make sure to select the registration option that aligns with your preferred field dates.

Join us for Iowa’s premier beekeeping class! This eight-session series is designed for individuals serious about keeping bees. It will take the participant through the annual cycle of beekeeping from establishing a hive to harvesting and marketing the honey produced. You will gain valuable hands-on experience by working with the hives at Indian Creek Nature Center. All classes are held at the Nature Center and last approximately three hours.

Must register prior to the first class in January of each year, and be in attendance at the first class. (Registration is open until 4 p.m. on January 11, 2017.)

Fee includes classes, informational handouts, and use of the Nature Center’s honey house and extracting equipment.

Hive Rental

Residents of many cities within Linn and surrounding counties are not allowed to keep bees on their property. Indian Creek Nature Center rents space in it’s apiary to accommodate those wishing to keep bees. A variety of rental options are available. For more information on hive rentals, please call Jean Wiedenheft at 319-362-0664.