I was recently informed that we actually did make the time cut to get the beekeeping classes in time to be in the Summer quarter print non-credit catalog for MCC.
I would like to thank MCC for putting the support and effort into making beekeeping and the new native bees classes available. I am working hard to make each class worth every minute of participants time and every dollar.
Having said that, if MCC is going to keep offering these types of classes, I need you help getting the word out so we can continue to build awareness and attendance to all the classes.
If there are any specific bee or beekeeping topics that folks would want to discovered, please let me know, if we can get a group to enroll, we can make that class happen.
Thanks to all you awesome bee folks for your continued support.
I teach a number of beekeeping classes through Metro Community College here in Omaha, NE. I try to get it so the basic classes start over every quater, that way, if you missed the opportunity to take one during one quarter, you can take it the next quarter.
I teach beekeeping classes to provide in depth information about various topics. Each class is three hours of presentation of information, discussion and Q&A to gt the most out of each topic area. Taking classes should be more than having a bunch of information shoved at you. It should give you the opportunity to make the information relevant specifically to you and your needs. That’s why I make sure to include plenty of opportunities for participants to ask questions that matter to what they have in mind.
I make sure that every participant gets a printed copy of the class booklet that I wrote to accompany each particular subject. This way, participants don’t have to worry about taking copious notes of everything and can focus on discussion, Q&A, and making notes of specific info from the discussion and Q&A as it helps them be most effective.
I also make sure that each participant gets a crossword puzzle that created specifically from terms and ideas in the class it was made for. This helps participants to reinforce the terminology and concepts that were discussed but hopefully in a way that is little more interesting and fun than by rote memorization. Having even a little more fun helps to remember things than being bored to tears and forgetting most of it.
I want to help new and current beekeepers expand their capacity to be successful. To build their knowledge base and to understand just a little better these crazy insects we have fallen in love with. The better informed we can be about our bees and our craft, the greater potential to be successful and enjoy doing it. That’s what it’s all about.
Hello folks. As promised, I am getting the beekeeping classes to be offered in the Spring quarter at the new MCC location here on the Bee Smart beekeeping project website.
If you go starting at the April 2018 calendar on the Bee Classes page here, you will find the Saturday classes listed which include the class registration number for each class and the phone number to call to register for the classes.
The classes were entered after the listing date for the catalog so unfortunately you won’t bee able to register online or see the classes listed in the Spring catalog. We expect to have the next series of classes included in the catalogs and able to enroll online for the Summer quarter.
Don’t worry if you only find the April classes listed at first. As the other beekeeping classes are updated, I will add them to the calendar.
So I have verification that beginning this April I am teaching basic level beekeeping classes at Metro Community College this Spring again. There’s a full line up of in depth classes that include plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion in each one.
We’ll hold the classes at the new MCC location on North 30th St just somewhat North of Cummings St. If I recall hearing correctly. I’ll post the specific address when I post the actual class line up in the near future.
While I liked the location at DoSpace, this location will allow me to bring a live observation hive to each class for up close inspection and demonstration of each topic as we’re discussing it. I wasn’t able to bring the live bees into the building when the classes were at DoSpace due to building management concerns.
So, beekeeping classes, check. Live bees at classes, check. Wide variety of topics covered related to apicultural success, check.
I am looking forward to providing information and camaraderie to fellow bee people this coming Spring. Hope to see you there.
I am kicking off a new basic level series of beekeeping classes at Metro Community College this Spring in April. Unfortunately, the classes didn’t make the cut for the catalog but they will be available. I will post all the relevant registration information on this website when the class details are released.
These are not short version classes but are offered in detail with comprehensive information about each subject to help beekeepers to make more informed decisions in their apicultural efforts.