2023 Beginning Beekeeping Course

HBA is offering a comprehensive course for new beekeepers to help them learn the ins and outs of beginning and maintaining a hive throughout the year.

2023 Course

The Huguenot Beekeepers' Association (HBA) is holding their annual Beginning Beekeeping Course on four Saturdays beginning in January and running through March. Attendees will receive instruction on the basics of beekeeping, the various equipment including hive components and tools, diseases and pests, what to expect in the first year, how to purchase and install your bees, sources of pollen and nectar, and (weather permitting) a hands on field day in the club's apiary.

Registered attendees will receive:

  • Over 20 hours of instruction.
  • 3 Books: "The Beekeeper's Handbook", "Beekeeping Basics", and "A Field Guide to Honey Bees and Their Maladies".
  • 1 year family membership to the Huguenot Beekeepers Association.

Dates & Location

Classes will meet from 9 am - 4 pm on the following dates:

 January 21st
 February 4th
 February 18th
 March 4th

Powhatan Village Building Auditorium
3910 Old Buckingham Road
Powhatan, VA 23139


Registration for the 2023 class has now closed. Please check back next year!