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Virtual Beginning Beekeeping Two-Part Class (February)

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Flyer for upcoming virtual adult program, Beginning Beekeeping class. This class is in two parts and takes place on February 22nd and 29th, between 6pm and 8:30pm on both days. The cost for this program is $50 for general admission, $40 for community members and GPCA members and volunteers; however, scholarships are available!


Spend 2 days virtually connecting with our Head Beekeeper, Marcin Matelski, to learn the basics of beekeeping: equipment, hive design and construction, bee biology and behavior, bee management, and bee products. This lecture based class has been adapted for a virtual experience and is limited in capacity to encourage questions and group interaction. This comprehensive class is a prerequisite for joining the GPCA volunteer beekeeper program. Pre-registration is required.

*This class takes place over the course of 2 days*

Class 1- Thursday, February 22nd 6:00pm-8:30pm

Class 2- Thursday, February 29th 6:00pm-8:30pm

Cost: $50 general admission / $40 Community, GPCA members & volunteers

Scholarships are available! Please fill out this Scholarship Application or contact Bendi at for more information. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Monday, February 15th at 5:00pm CST.

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.

Please read our updated Covid-19 protocols (link opens in a new tab).

Registration ends February 22nd at 5pm 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.


February 22
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Garfield Park Conservatory
300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
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