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Review of Basic Beekeeping

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Course Code: AE0404CA18

Beyond Basics: Pracitcal Hive Management Tools

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Date & Time

Last Held: February 17, 2018
9:00am - 3:30pm (Check in time: 8:30am)

Next offering TBD. Click here for a schedule of upcoming Beekeeping classes.


Course topics will include: Bee biology; starting a hive - packages and nucs; hive management and nutrition; honey bee pests, diseases, and treatments; reading a frame; and harvesting honey.

Who should attend: First-year beekeepers and people that have previously taken a beginning beekeeping course, but don't have their bees yet and would like a review. This information will build confidence and help you prepare before the start of the spring beekeeping season.

This course is not for someone that has never taken a beginning course. Those folks should sign up for the Rutgers Bee-ginners' Beekeeping course at: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/bees.

Note: Due to the time of year, this course will not be opening active hives or working with live bees.

Meet Your Beekeeping Course Instructor

Mike Haberland, Beekeeping Course InstructorMike Haberland is an associate professor and County Environmental Agent with Rutgers University Cooperative Extension. He uses applied research and collaborates with organizations to develop programs that assist in the creation, promotion, and education, of innovative environmental, sustainable community, and natural resource management practices. Mike uses beekeeping and the creation of native pollinator habitat for research and as a way to educate the public on the importance of pollinators.


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Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided with your registration fee.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


We strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505
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Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Review of Basic Beekeeping" or Course Code AE0404) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano, 848-932-7317
Administrative Assistant: Karen Tizzano, 848-932-7483

Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for tuition reimbursement through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.