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Beginning Beekeeping Class

October 7, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Bees on a frame


Spend the day with our Head Beekeeper, Marcin Matelski, to learn the basics of beekeeping: equipment, bee biology and behavior, colony management, and hive products. This comprehensive lecture-based class is a prerequisite for joining the GPCA volunteer beekeeper program. These classes tend to fill up quickly, so be sure to register early. Pre-registration is required. 

Accommodations: When you register for this workshop you will be asked to provide any accommodations requests. If you have any questions or would like to request an additional accommodation, please contact, at least 72 hours prior to the event start.  

Scholarships: We have a limited amount of scholarships available for this class. Scholarship applications are due by September 21st at 5pm CST. Click this link to fill out an application (link opens in a new tab). 

Registration ends October 6th at 10am CST.  

For all fee-based programs and tours, we are able to provide full refunds up to two weeks prior to the program date. Within two weeks, we can offer a credit for a future class, or a refund in the event that we have a waitlist for the program and we can fill your spot. 


October 7, 2023
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Garfield Park Conservatory
300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
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