Beyond the Basics: Practical Hive Management Tools for Beekeepers

May 08-09, 2018
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Beekeeping courses at Rutgers University
Beekeeping courses at Rutgers University

Come cultivate your abilities as a beekeeper!

This two-day instructional hands-on program is designed as the next step for apiarists who have knowledge of the industry and have kept a colony for a minimum of (1) one full year - (2) two or (3) years of experience recommended.

The class will combine classroom lecture and bee yard visits throughout each day for hands-on practical application of key course concepts. The goal is to provide you with the necessary strategies to successfully grow and maintain your hives.

Course Topics

  • Mite Control
  • Overwintering
  • Queen Rearing
  • Splits and Nucs
  • Spring/Summer Management
  • Swarm Control

CAUTION: Since you will be working with LIVE bees, please be aware that there is a small risk of bee stings occurring during the program. Always wear light-colored and smooth-textured clothing, as dark-colored, textured and wooly clothing can aggravate the bees. Please refrain from using perfume or hair gel and keep jewelry to a minimum. We strongly encourage attendees to bring a beekeeping veil and/or a hat to cover your hair.

NOTE: Attendees should have a general knowledge of the language and terminology of beekeeping, as well as a basic understanding of the biology of honey bees. Fundamentals of beekeeping will not be covered.

If you are new to beekeeping, we strongly recommend that you take our Bee-ginners Beekeeping class first. The Beyond the Basics course is geared to individuals with multiple-year experience in beekeeping. Beginner courses are offered multiple times per year, so please visit our beekeeping page to see the latest offerings!

Interested in joining the New Jersey Beekeepers Association? Visit for details!


For more details including fees and online registration please visit 


Date: May 08-09, 2018 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Location: Rutgers Eco Complex | 1200 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505 | 8489329271

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