We are bringing back our full day hands-on workshop for 2023. There is no better way to learn than in a bee yard where you can get the full experience dealing with many different hives. This will be a great opportunity to really understand all the dynamics of a beehive. We will examine frames within hives, reviewing signs of health, brood patterns and stages of their development, queen, worker and drone identification, cell sizes along with their uses. We will also make splits using the OTS method, swarm traps, and much more. This workshop will answer all the questions you may have. Great workshop for new or inexperienced beekeepers as well as non-beekeepers considering getting into beekeeping.

Loaner protective equipment available. Please make arrangements with us ahead of time.

Date: June 10th, 2023
Rain date: June 17th, 2023

Fee for the workshop is $100 per person.
Minimum enrollment for workshop to be held is 5.
Workshop will be limited to 12 participants.
So get your registration in early….. Contact rob@bushkillventures.com to register.


  1. Ursula

    Beautiful day, so much information, hands on experience, a wonderful workshop. it was a bit physically challenging in that standing in the sun on macadam for that length of time was difficult. Perhaps an hour at the hives, then ten minutes of sitting in the shade, hydrating and reviewing what was just done, then another hour at the hives, etc.. Just a thought. I was really spent by 4. Rob covered so much, and it was wonderful to have the opportunity to experience so many interesting situations. Wish the tendon in my thumb wasn’t compromised or I would have availed myself more of the hands on portion. Thank you Rob for a wonderful experience and sharing your knowledge!

  2. Alina

    Excellent workshop! I can’t wait to do another. I learned so much & am so happy that I was able to even hold the frames & help clean the propolis!

  3. Nan Salomon

    This was a perfect way to get familiar with the inside of a hive. It will be much easier to know what to look for and what I am seeing when I check my new hives now. Rob was very thorough and informative as we looked over many, many frames. And learning to mark the queen will come in handy as well. Thank you for a great day.

  4. Nina Pfeffer

    Where is this class being held?

    • Rob

      It will be in a local apiary within Ulster County. Exact apiary will be identified a few weeks ahead of the workshop. This allows for selecting the apiary that offers the most educational examples.

  5. Fiona

    Hi there, I’d like to sign up for the ‘Intro to Beekeeping’ program.

    Thank you!


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