Center for Community Engagement (CCE) Non-Credit Classes

Benefits of Beekeeping

This class has concluded. Please let us know if you’d like to see it offered again.

With Jen Rasmussen.

Learn treatment-free beekeeping practices based on bee biology and developing a relationship and understanding of bees. This class is designed for anyone new to bees, as well as for those who have bees and want to learn a new way to relate and care for them. Includes bee biology, Hawaiian honeybee history, introduction to treatment-free beekeeping, pests and diseases, pollination, hygienic hive management, and more. The field day gives participants an opportunity to visit a thriving apiary, observe effective hive management techniques, and to develop their relationship with bees. Fee includes required textbook.

There will be field days on two Saturdays, February 23 and March 16 from 9am-3pm at Paradise Nectar Apiaries in Kaiwiki.

Required: Students will need long pants, shoes, long sleeve shirt, hat, and gloves for the field days. Limited protective equipment will be available.

Dates:
  1. Thu, Feb 7, 2019 @ 5:00pm-8:00pm, at UH Hilo Campus, K 127
  2. Thu, Feb 14, 2019 @ 5:00pm-8:00pm, at UH Hilo Campus, K 127
  3. Thu, Feb 21, 2019 @ 5:00pm-8:00pm, at UH Hilo Campus, K 127
  4. Thu, Feb 28, 2019 @ 5:00pm-8:00pm, at UH Hilo Campus, K 127
  5. Thu, Mar 7, 2019 @ 5:00pm-8:00pm, at UH Hilo Campus, K 127
  6. Thu, Mar 14, 2019 @ 5:00pm-8:00pm, at UH Hilo Campus, K 127
  7. Sat, Feb 23, 2019 @ 9:00am-3:00pm, at Paradise Nectar Apiaries, Kaiwiki
  8. Sat, Mar 16, 2019 @ 9:00am-3:00pm, at Paradise Nectar Apiaries, Kaiwiki
Cost:
$150.00
Class Code:
191F1011
Tags:
Agriculture & Food

This class has concluded. Please let us know if you’d like to see it offered again.

Meet your Instructor

Jen RasmussenJen Rasmussen has been caring for honeybees and learning with them on the Big Island since 2008. Over the years, she has developed methods for maintaining her hives without the use of chemicals or treatments. Jen organized the beekeeping program at Island Princess Macadamia Nut Farm and has since continued her role as an instructor and mentor to fellow bee enthusiasts. She enjoys sharing her experiences and love for bees with others.