Honeybee Classes

Through the year Jacqueline Freeman and Susan Chernak McElroy teach marvelous bee classes and you’re invited.


Susan Chernak McElroy

Jacqueline Swarm Class

Jacqueline Freeman








Click HERE to read about Susan’s BEGINNING BEEKEEPER class series. (Dates, times, fees, and content are listed below.)

CLICK HERE to read about swarms (from Jacqueline’s book “Song of Increase”).

We just finished Jacqueline’s spring swarm classes in May. If you are on our newsletter list you’ll get dates for the new classes as we offer them. The information we present is both practical knowledge about keeping bees and also about the deep role honeybees play in Nature. The purpose of the classes is to bring people into a more supportive and understanding relationship with the honeybees and support the wonderful work they do in the world.


Jacqueline moving a swarm in her bee yard

The framework of our classes is the 7-part series that we teach year-round to new and experienced beekeepers who want to learn to keep bees like we do — with the needs of the bees always put first and foremost. Natural, treatment-free, and always with love.

These methods embody respect, kindness and sacredness of Life. You’ll learn to use your senses (and common sense) to understand bees from season to season. These classes are good for beekeepers and bee-friendly gardeners who want to care for bees in an organic and biodynamic manner. Expect also to hear our embarrassing list of mistakes with the hope that you won’t have to repeat them. This is wonderfully helpful knowledge for people who want to know more ways to help bees thrive.

To read more about each individual class in the Beginning Beekeeper series, click HERE to visit Susan’s class page. To read about the importance of swarming and an excerpt from Jacqueline’s bee book, click HERE. These are such fun, with LOTS of information to help you understand bees.