Local Classes & Supplies

Beekeeping Classes

Biofuel Oasis

Biofuel Oasis has a comprehensive program of beekeeping classes, directed specifically at backyard beekeepers with just a few hives. Our program will teach you how to keep your hive healthy and alive over many winters. It will also give you the tools and knowledge to keep your hive alive and, if it does die, to know the reason why.

Biofuel Oasis
1441 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702

Pollinate Farm & Garden Supply

Pollinate Farm & Garden Supply is an urban homestead emporium located in the heart of Oakland. We provide equipment, supplies and knowhow for seed-to-table organic farming and gardening, food preserving, small-scale livestock raising and backyard beekeeping.

Pollinate Farm & Garden Supply
2727 Fruitvale Avenue
Oakland, CA 94601

Lauren Tackbary

Lauren Tackbary, a local beekeeper, teaches beginner beekeeping classes in Berkeley. This class is great for new beekeepers on how to get started in beekeeping and maintain a hive throughout the year. The class is 4 hours and the first half is a lecture to learn all about beekeeping before you inspect the hives, and the second half you will spend inspecting the hives. The classes are small so everyone has a chance to practice working in the hives. Protective clothing is provided as well as a workbook you take home. Please see the link below for detailed information on dates, times, and pricing.

Lauren Tackbary
Class schedule

Beekeeping Supplies