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Beginning Beekeeping Class

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


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. Please note: the class does not involve a hands-on component with the hives.

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 March 2nd at 5pm CST. Click this link to fill out an applicaton (link opens in a new tab) or reach out to Bendi at

Registration ends March 15th at 10am CST.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: If cancelling…
– …two weeks prior –> Full refund (minus processing fee)
– …between two weeks and 48 hours prior and there is a waitlist –> Full refund (minus processing fee)
– …between two weeks and 48 hours and there is not a waitlist –> Credit to be used by June 30th
– …within 48 hours –> Credit to be used by June 30th


March 16
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N Central Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
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