On February 28,29 and March 1st 2020, Williams Honey Farm will host our fourth annual Beginning Beekeeping School weekend! Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a beekeeper? Are you overwhelmed by all the conflicting information found on the internet? Do you need a little more education than just a textbook at home? Do you want to train on the actual equipment you will be using? We’re trying to change the way beekeeping schools are taught and here is your chance to jump on board.
SPECIAL THIS YEAR! “Sophomore beekeeper reboot” class on Friday night February 28th from 6pm-9pm. Are you past your first year in beekeeping and need a bit of a refresher? Do you feel like you’ve forgotten some of the basics and need to get back up to speed for the upcoming season? We’re going to dedicate 3 hours to review, refresh, and if you’re up to it…recharge! We’ll talk about best practices, yearly maintenance, hive manipulations, and anything that’s been bugging you. This will be a fun, light hearted time with solid review.
Special group rates available for parties of 4 or more! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up your group.
Why we are different:
Instead of confusing you with 10 different ways to keep bees, we’ll show you step by step how we keep our bees in Tennessee. We’ll have hands-on demonstrations of the exact equipment we use in our hives (you can pick up this very same equipment you have trained on at the end of the class!). We’ll walk you through the building blocks of Tennessee beekeeping and build on each lesson. We’ll have ample time for question and answers throughout the school. You’ll have the chance to bond with other new natural beekeepers and join our growing community of responsible beekeeping. Classes will be taught by a variety of local like-minded beekeepers and will feature small group breakout sessions. Vendors will be on-site for any last minute equipment needs.
Special Honey themed dinner on Saturday night February 29th! Bring your friends and tell them everything you’ve learned while enjoying a special honey themed dinner presented by Chef Richard of Green Door Gourmet. Drinks included. Dinner purchase open to all, regardless of whether you attend class. You can even purchase a “Queen Bee” ticket! Special benefactor status with seat at the head table and name listed in the program! You love bees, now let the world know!
Special Sophomore Beekeeper Reboot class! Friday Feb 28th from 6pm-9pm.
Beginning beekeeper school: Feb 29th 2020 from 8am-5pm, March 1st 2020 from 12pm-6pm
Special Honey themed dinner by Chef Richard of Green Door Gourmet Feb 29th from 6:30-9pm. Social hour and honey tastings from 5:30-6:30 in on-site farm store!
Everything is a la carte! Please choose the options that work for you:
Sophomore beekeeper reboot class (Friday)
Sophomore beekeeper reboot class for you and an additional family member.
Beginning beekeeper classes (Saturday/Sunday)
Beginning beekeeping class for you and an additional family member.
1 Seat at our gourmet honey themed dinner. Sold out last 3 years!!
1 “Queen Bee” ticket and benefactor status! Special seat at the head table and your name listed in the program!
Purchase accessories in addition to class:
1 3lb package of bees plus queen. Local pickup will be mid-April 2020 (weather dependent). **Bee School Special only** Sale price only with valid school registration.
1 complete 3 medium super starter hive (woodenware only). Pickup will be at the bee school. **Bee School Special only** Sale price only with valid school registration.
1 complete 3 medium super starter hive (woodenware only) plus PPE, smoker, tools, and accessories. Pickup will be at the bee school. **Bee School Special only** Sale price only with valid school registration.