Beekeeping 101

    Put on your bee veil and peek inside a hive. Develop an intimate understanding of our insect allies and strategies for ensuring their survival. Study bee anatomy, nutrition and colony behavior, and learn how to establish a hive.

    Beekeeping classbeekeepers try out gear during their first class.

    Beekeeping classStudents examine a hive to learn about bee architecture.Hosted in the Alumni House, the Beekeeping 101 course is offered biweekly for seven classes. Through a combination of videos, discussion, gear assembly, cooking, and apiary practicum, you’ll use all of your senses to serve as ambassadors for pollinators and support our Bee Campus USA outreach.

    Bee Videos

    Spring 2023 Undergraduate Course

    4:35-5:30 p.m.
    The course is free to Washington College undergraduates who are accepted into the program. Class size is limited. Download the application (MS Word) and submit by December 14, 2022.

    Course dates:

    • January 26
    • February 9
    • February 23
    • March 9
    • March 23
    • April 6

    The Local Beekeeping Scene

    The Upper Eastern Shore Beekeeping Association coordinates an annual community beekeeping course, and hosts monthly meetings for local beekeepers. We encourage students to get involved with them!

    Campus Apiary

    Contact Shane Brill to learn about the student beekeeping program at our campus garden.