Beginning Beekeeping. Wednesday, September 15, 22, 29, and October 6  6 - 8:30 PM  Saturday,  September 25  1 - 4 PM

Are you interested in becoming a beekeeper? Here's your chance to learn. Join us for the 5-part Beginning Beekeeping course.

Learn the basics of beekeeping including:

  • Honey bee biology
  • Beekeeping equipment
  • Beekeeping through the seasons
  • Working with a honey bee colony
  • Products from the hive
  • Registering your hive and apiary inspections

The course will take place on Wednesdays, September 15, 22, 29, and October 6 at the Morgan County Extension office in Jacksonville (104 N Westgate Ave.) from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. 

There will also be a Hive Day on Saturday, September 25, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, where participants will learn how to work with the different tools used in beekeeping and observe an active hive.

Pre-registration is required. Registration for the course closes on September 10. 


University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, contact the Morgan County Extension office at (217) 243-7424. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your needs.

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