Practical Beekeeping Class


  Anyone (school age children and older through adults) interested in becoming a beekeeper or that is just curious about honeybees and beekeeping is welcome to attend.   



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The next class meets from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the auditorium at the Huntsville Public Library "main library" located at 915 Monroe St., In Huntsville, AL.


 Next Class Schedule

First session Tuesday January 15, 2013
Second session Tuesday January 29, 2013
Third Session Tuesday February 19, 2013
Fourth Session Thursday February 28, 2013


Class sessions typically run the full 3 hours including a 10 minute break.     Each class will cover an different period of time in a year in the apiary.    The class is taught through the use of Power Point slides, video, and class participation.


No books are required, but you are welcome to take notes.

 For additional information please email the instructor:


Chris Cambron

Phone: 256 509 6015


Class Location 

Main Library

Huntsville Public Library

915 Monroe Street
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: (256) 532-5940


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A special thanks or the Huntsville Public Library for their support and for providing the class room space that makes this class possible at no cost to the students.     This is a free class and no prior beekeeping experience is required.    It is open to anyone wishing to become a beekeeper as well as to anyone just curious about honeybees and beekeeping.


This class is based on the VCR/DVD video series entitled:

Honeybees and Beekeeping - A Year in the Life of an Apiary, 3rd edition by Keith S. Delaplane. (ISBN: 1-929832-31-1).


The class covers basic beekeeping fundamentals as well as all activities required by a new beekeeper for one full year in the apiary.


The January and February time frame for this class was chosen because that is the least busy time in the beekeeping hobby or business.    It is also a time when potential students have less other activities for the class to compete with.     It allows those interested in becoming beekeepers time to purchase bees and equipment in time to start beekeeping this year.


About the Instructor

Chris Cambron

Chris Cambron works as a crew leader for the Huntsville Utilities Gas division.     Chris has 20 colonies in a couple of locations in the New Hope area and is active in honeybee removals from homes and buildings.    He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Madison County beekeepers Association.

Photos by Chris Cambron




A very special thanks to the Huntsville Public Library for hosting this class.


Last updated 9/17/12 bob fanning