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Mon, Apr 24



Bee Bootcamp 2023 Wapwallopen

Monthly hands-on beekeeping class for veterans. See draft schedule to be modified at first class meeting to fit the needs of participants.

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Bee Bootcamp 2023 Wapwallopen
Bee Bootcamp 2023 Wapwallopen

Time & Location

Apr 24, 2023, 12:20 PM – Apr 25, 2023, 12:30 PM

Wapwallopen, 1713 Slocum Rd, Wapwallopen, PA 18660, USA


About the event

Instructor: Harold Keiner, PA National Guard veteran, proprietor of Keiner's Apiary. This is Harold's third season leading NE PA Bee Bootcamp in association with the PA Veteran Farming Project and PA State Beekeepers Association. 

Veterans in the class will have the opportunity to work together to establish demonstration hives, as well as observe the workings of Keiner Apiary's working hives. Instruction is science-based and aligns with the Bee Bootcamp syllabus from the PA State Beekeeping Association.

Be advised: this is a once-monthly, sequential class, in which your knowledge will build as the season progresses. It is not a drop-in class, so you're asked to commit to the monthly weekend sessions for the full course. As our instructors are volunteers, we ask that if you sign up for the class, you commit to attending each month. If you must miss a class, it is expected that you will contact your instructor at least 2 days prior to the scheduled class.  

Please bring documentation of military service to the first class (DD-21, ND-22, or VA healthcare card). The Bee Bootcamp model is a military/veteran model. If you're spouse is interested in beekeeping, please contact your local beekeeping association. We highly recommend you also enroll in the Heroes to Hives online training as well, which is free to veterans and dependents. 

Draft schedule--instructor will contact registrants to determine if a Saturday or Sunday afternoon works best for the majority. 

  • April 22  or 23    Assembly of boxes.  May be scheduled earlier depending on when bee packages are recieved.
  • May 20 or 21 
  • June 10 or 11
  • July 15 or 16 
  • August 19 or 20  
  • September 16 or 17  
  • October 14 or 15  
  • November 4 or 5 as needed.

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