Well, time has come for us to initiate the Charm School for Beekeeper series.

We’ve been offering specialized advanced queen rearing workshops for a handful of years now  (In Her Majesty’s Chambers) and we will continue to do so….

This 2014 year, we’ll be offering an Intro to Apiculture: Beginning Beekeeping 5 week course intensive and also topical workshops. Classes offered in both Santa Fe and Taos areas. 

Below is Santa Fe, New Mexico class info. Taos class info will be posted shortly.

2014 Santa Fe Intro to Api Spring Intensive

Class size limited to 10 students and there are only a few spots left

And includes over 20 hours of course instruction (class and field)

Covering the honeybees’ seasonal cycle, lifecyle, biology, equipment, vertical and horizontal hive designs, seasonal management, pests & diseases, harvesting hive products y mas.

Cost: $450 (includes starter nucleus hive*)

When: Sundays starting April 20th, 2014

(start date dependent upon weather conditions- may need to be adjusted accordingly).

10am-2:30pm (with 1/2 hour lunch break)

Where: Plants of the Southwest on Agua Fria in Santa Fe, NM.

Who: Mark Spitzig & Melanie Kirby- Professional Apiculturists

Students will participate in theory and field practicums learning the work with local bees, to produce local bees.

Lots of hands on sessions. We do not call ourselves experts, but rather lifelong students to the scientific artistry and the artistic science of honeybee stewardship. We hope that our small but deliberate contributions to pollinator stewardship will promote a healthy environment and healthy living for our children and future generations. 

We appreciate the increased interest in beekeeping. Beekeeping is a humbling endeavor. Honeybees are full of wonderment in their nuances and enlightening industriousness. We are thankful for being able to learn with them. And for that, we are thankful to be able to share with you.