SO YOU WANT TO BECOME A BEEKEEPER?

Backyard Beekeeping Classes

Become a beekeeper with confidence, skill, and a compassionate heart.


We teach responsible beekeeping for an urban environment, adhering to best management practices for the bees, beekeepers, and general public. All are welcome!


Topics include:


  • Ordinances
  • Bee Identification
  • Bee Anatomy
  • Hive Placement
  • Protective Clothing
  • Beekeeping Tools
  • and more!


Dates: Classes begin January 8th through January 29th.


Where: Goleta Valley Community Center 

5679 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117


When: Wednesday's 6:30pm-8:00pm


Cost: $40 members/$60 non-members (Registration coming soon!)


Materials: Handouts will be supplied


Instructor: Tom Rem - Senior Director, Community Education

Bee Guild Members

As a member of The Beekeeper's Guild of Santa Barbara, your rate for classes is $40 per person.

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Non-Guild Members

As a non-member of The Beekeeper's Guild of Santa Barbara, your rate for classes is $60. Become a Member today!

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Become a Member

Your membership helps support meeting venues, speakers, organization dues and fees, workshops, and educational supplies. Please consider becoming a member today.

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