Sweeten up your life with a new hobby: beekeeping!
Bee-ginner’s Beekeeping: The Basics of Apiculture
Running from January 15-February 19, 2024, this 14-hour self-paced course w/live Q&A sessions is *$315. Learn how to assemble hives, inspect bee colonies, and harvest honey and beeswax in this sweet program. Register Today!
Disease and Mite Prevention
Hive Assembly and Management
Queen Bee Purchasing
And much more!
This apiculture course also enables you to meet New Jersey’s education requirement (as detailed here) for registered beekeepers.
NJ or PA Beekeepers Association Members Discount Fee: $295 per person
Master Gardeners Discount Fee: $295 per person
Student Discount Fee: $175 per person
You will work through the course modules at your own pace and convenience over the four-week period during which the course is open (please allow approximately 14 hours to complete all course lessons).
During the program, you can attend a 1.5-hour live question-and-answer Zoom session on February 7 with the instructors.
Meet your instructors:
Mike Haberland is an associate professor and County Environmental Agent with Rutgers University Cooperative Extension. He uses applied research and collaborates with organizations to develop programs that assist in the creation, promotion, and education of innovative environmental, sustainable community and natural resource management practices. Mike uses beekeeping and the creation of native pollinator habitats for research and to educate the public on the importance of pollinator
Debbie Haberland is a marine biologist, teacher, and owner of Working Girls Meadows. She has been involved in beekeeping for more than seven years. Debbie uses her education and scientific background to promote the science of beekeeping and to educate on pollinators’ importance. The goal of Debbie’s apiaries is to produce queens and nucleus hives to increase the availability of locally-raised and adapted bees to assist the survival and health of bees in our area.