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Two more 2022 “Bee-Engaged: An Average Joe’s Guide to Basic Beekeeping” Virtual Classes have been Scheduled


These Basic Beekeeping Class is for those who are thinking about becoming Beekeepers (“Wanna-Bees”) and for Beginning Beekeepers (“New-Bees”) or Intermediate Beekeepers (“Lotta-Bees”) looking for a Basic Beekeeping refresher course.

They are being run via Zoom on three consecutive Monday evenings in April & May 2022 from 6:30 – 9:15 pm MT. Class dates are: April 4, 11 & 18 along with May 2, 9 & 16, 2022.

The course is certified as one of the Colorado State Beekeeping Association (CSBA) prerequisite Basic Beekeeping Courses for the CSBA’s Master Beekeeping Program’s Apprentice Level.

Total contact time is 8 1/4 hours (three 2 3/4 hour sessions) and registration is $89 per household.
Send an email to: with “Basic Beekeeping Class” in the Subject to be included on further announcements and information on these upcoming classes.
CSU Elbert County Extensions Services presents “Gardening for Insects – or Not!” – March 19, 2022.


This upcoming live, in-person seminar sponsored by the CSU Elbert County Extension Office title “Gardening for Insects – or Not!” covers how to landscape a yard to make it more used by “beneficial insects”.

Dr. Whitney Crenshaw will be presenting beneficial bugs for EC as well as bugs on the move. If you have not attended a Crenshaw seminar you are missing out as he is an engaging, enthusiastic, and very knowledgeable speaker who makes complicated concepts, easy to understand.

You can sign up in advance here: or you can pay $5 at the door. The seminar is Saturday March 19th  from 10 am to 1 pm.

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