White Oak Apiary
Beekeeping Done Right

Beekeeping Classes

Unfortunately due to a scheduling conflict of pollination during this late spring, the class scheduled on the 18th of May will have to get postponed until the 25th of May. All customers that need to pick up their equipment can do so at that class or earlier in the week after the 19th as soon as Mike returns. 
Sunday May 25th

Mike Bruen will be giving the next beekeeping class on Sunday May 25th from 11am-2pm. The class will be $20.00 (Free for nuc customers)
Mike will do a recap of the basics in starting and maintaing a beehive. He will also go over understanding different hive equipment, parts of the bee/why they make honey, types of bees, and non chemical treatments.We will go over nuc installation, and pollen production techniques. We will also go over what to expect 
during this time of year, and what flowers are in bloom.

We will end with hands on beekeeping in the bee yards as long at weather/time permits.


Bring a note pad because Mike often heads into many topics not listed on this page... It will be a great day with tons of information and tons of room to have all of your questions answered. Please RSVP through the email below if you plan on attending. See you all there!


 Please note that this is a working farm with a working farm road. (IE: Dirt road with big pot holes, washouts, and steep hills) Parking can be limited so please come early or plan for a short walk up from the main road. We also do not have any indoor facilities, (IE: No bathrooms or lavatories) Please plan accordingly.  The class will start at 11am when it is warm enough for the bees and will end around 2-3. The class will be held at 87 Brewster Hill Rd 10509. 

The class will be weather dependent so email mikeb285@hotmail.com or call 845-661-5730 ahead of time to ensure the class will be happening if the weather looks questionable. Also please call or email the address above to rsvp so i know there will be enough attendees to warrant taking off a sunday off for instruction.

If anyone needs any equipment please call as soon as you know what you need so Mike can bring it to the class. There will also be queens available for pick up and sale on the day of the class. Thanks for your interest and I look forward to seeing you all there!!

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