Newburyport Adult & Community Education

Beekeeping 101 – It’s All The Buzz

Class Description

Alison Galati

If you’ve ever contemplated becoming a beekeeper, or have tried beekeeping but had difficulties keeping them alive and thriving, this course is for you! Designed specifically for students with little or no previous experience, accomplished local beekeeper Alison Galati will cover the basics of successful beekeeping techniques in this class. You’ll learn about honey bee behavior and biology, the beekeeping calendar, equipment considerations, protective gear, how to order your bees, the installation process, hive inspections…and so much more. This class will teach effective strategies and skills for keeping your bees healthy and thriving all year long. Alison began keeping bees 14 years ago when the news of colony collapse hit the news and she wanted to help. She began with a single hive and was hooked. For the last 8 years, she’s mentored, coached and taught beekeeping, and teaches her refined techniques to help keep hives healthy and thriving. She loves helping “new-bees” get off to a good start by learning this rewarding craft.

Six, 2-hour sessions: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Begins January 23, 2024. Nock Middle School.
Cost: $185. Class Limit: 12.


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Alison Galati
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Newburyport Adult & Community Education (NACE) is a completely self-sustaining program that is funded primarily from class fees, grants, and private donations. While we operate under the auspices of the Newburyport Public Schools, NACE receives no public funding from the City of Newburyport or school system. Show your support for lifelong learning by making a tax-deductible donation to NACE and ensure that we can continue to offer valuable programming to the greater Newburyport community.

Contact Patty St. John at 978-992-8060 or for more information.

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  • Most classes are also available to teens 15 years and over.
  1. There are NO REFUNDS given unless a class is canceled.
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  4. There are NO REFUNDS given if a student withdraws within three (3) days prior to class start date.
  5. In order to receive a refund or class voucher, students must give notice of withdrawal at least 4 days prior to class start date. Vouchers may be used anytime for any class and have no expiration date.


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