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Rochester Bee Veterans Mentoring Apiary

Bee Veterans Basic & Advanced Training All levels FREE Choose to either observe (Basic Training) or participate in hands-on beekeeping training (Advanced Training). Honey bees are social insects that have complex behaviors and organization. This workshop will enable you to get a chance to explore the inside of a hive and meet the bees that provide significant pollination services and honey production. These workshops will introduce you to the complex biology and management of honey bees. Space is limited in each class in order to provide hands-on instruction.


Program Requirements:



  • You are a U.S. Veteran

  • You are curious about bees and beekeeping

  • You preregister for any class you plan to attend

  • You wear light colored pants, socks and shoes to class.

  • You will be provided with protection for your face and arms