2015 Beginning Beekeeper Classes

Information on central Iowa beginning beekeeping classes follows. Please contact the person listed below for more details on that specific course and to register.

  1. Central Iowa Beginning Beekeeping Course

Instructor: Andy Joseph, State Apiarist

When: Tuesday evenings, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.,  Feb. 3 through March 10 (6 weeks)
Location: the DCI conference room in the Iowa Laboratory Facility, Ankeny – adjacent to the DMACC campus

Price: $30/person, $15 each additional family member, and includes everything: tuition, book, handouts, field day expenses, etc.  Cash or check made out to “IHPA.”


Need more info? Send email to Andy at andrew.joseph@iowaagriculture.gov


  1. The Friendly Beekeepers of Iowa (FBI) Beginning Beekeeping Course

Instructor:  FBI members, slated by the week

When: Thursdays at 6:30-8:30pm, Feb. 5 through March 26, 2015 (8 weeks)

Location: Calvary Baptist Church, 2708 N Jefferson Way, Indianola, IA 50125.

Price: The cost of the course will be free, but for first time beekeepers we require you purchase the book, “First Lessons in Beekeeping” by Keith Delaplane, which will be available for $8.00. A power point presentation provided by Andy Joseph, State Apiarist, follows the “First Lessons in Beekeeping” book that we will use as a course outline. This information will be available the first night of class.

Need more info? Send email to Judy at jespencejr44@gmail.com Our club welcomes all levels of beekeepers. Most of us continue to attend the course after the first year, as there is always something new to learn! We are of all ages and willing to help and support all.

5 thoughts on “2015 Beginning Beekeeper Classes”

  1. Will this be offered again. Ironically, I work PT and Tuesdays are the only set day I have to work… (Sigh)

  2. Thank you for your interest. Classes occur annually. Instructors determine the time and place. There are also online classes, but I have no experience with them. – JULIA

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