By UW Sustainability | Jun 5, 2017

Students interested in learning about bees, beekpeeping and pollination have an opportunity to take a summer course covering basic modern beekeeping skills. If you are interested in food production, farming, holistic gardening, botany, entomology, pollination, or are just curious about bees, this course will provide a deep knowledge base. Your participation will be part internship and part science project, so be prepared to don your suit, grab your notebook, and have fun. Who knows - you may become a beekeeper!

The class is ESRM 491D - "UW Bees, Beekeeping, & Pollination". Over the full summer term, students will learn the biology of honey bees and other bee species, practical pollination, queen rearing skills, how to conduct scientific
 research with bees, and other aspects of beekeeping.

Class experiences will include:

  • Hands-on bee handling
  • Swarm collecting
  • Honey extracting
  • Interfacing with professional beekeepers and bee scientists
  • Bee-related artwork

The class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 - 11:20 a.m. for the full summer term. There is limited enrollment and the deadline for enrollment is Wednesday, June 7.

For more info, email instructor Evan Sugden at