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 Bee Bootcamp

Bee Bootcamp: Beekeeping Basics for Veterans

​We are proud to be the official state  Heroes to Hives partner offering Bee Bootcamp

with the PA State Beekeepers Association. At this time, planning for the 2024 season is

underway--please check back in January. 

Heroes to Hives online training is free to veterans and their dependents. Heroes to Hives is a 9-month beginning beekeeping education course designed to train Service Members through a free online training program that is coupled with on-ground training opportunities (in select States) and to develop a community of support with other veterans. Registration for 2024 Heroes to Hives opens Nov.1, 2024.

​Samples of topics participants will learn about hands-on at Bee Bootcamp classes

(subject to change):

April/May Nuc Installation 


May  Hive Handling and Inspection Workshop at Forever Heart Apiaries LLC.


June  Hive Inspection, Supering, and Swarm Management Workshop


July  Varroa Mite Monitoring & Management, the Nectar Dearth, and How to Recognize

and Stopping Robbing.


August  Hive Splits and Fall Management Workshop:  This workshop will cover fall management or hives and late season splits.


September   Honey Harvest, Combining Colonies, and Winter Preparation Workshop.  Depending on the honey harvest, a honey extraction workshop will be scheduled.


October  Overwintering Workshop


Honey Bee Health Coalition offers a wealth of reliable information on managing healthy hives.

*A veteran  is one who served in the United States Army, Navy,

Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard, including the reserve

components thereof, and was released from the service under

conditions other than dishonorable. Active duty, and current

Guard and Reserve members are also eligible for Bee Bootcamp.

Many local PA State  Beekeepers Association chapters offer mentoring and classes as well.

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