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Virtual Beekeeping Bootcamp 2024

Virtual Beekeeping Bootcamp 2024

Welcome to Beekeeping Bootcamp!  Are you ready to embark on an extraordinary journey into the world of beekeeping? Join us as we dive into the art, science, and sheer joy of nurturing these incredible pollinators. Whether you’re a budding enthusiast or a seasoned hobbyist, our comprehensive five-part series is designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to thrive in the world of beekeeping.  

Through engaging workshops, interactive sessions, and expert virtual instruction, you’ll gain invaluable insights into the fascinating lives of bees. Learn the art of sustainable beekeeping practices, discover the importance of bee conservation, and unearth the secrets of the apiary and honey extraction. 

Work alongside Butterfly Pavilion beekeeping experts and other beginner beekeepers, developing the skills necessary to achieve thriving beehives. Beekeeping Bootcamp is taught by a qualified beginning beekeeper class instructor through the Colorado State Beekeeping Association (CSBA)! 

How it works: 

The Beekeeping Bootcamp series comprises five two-hour workshops throughout the year taught by beekeeper Lorna McCallister live on Zoom. Workshops include instruction and information over Zoom that beekeepers can then apply to their own hives. Workshops will not include hives and beekeeping supplies but will provide informational materials and knowledge on where to get supplies from.  


  • $175 Non-Member  
  • $150 Member 

*An instructor will send you all information and zoom links prior to each class* 

2024 Class Topics:

Learn about the topics offered in each class this year!

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Meet our bee expert:

Lorna McCallister is a biologist from Tampa, Florida. She studied wildlife biology with a minor in entomology at the University of Florida. She also completed her master’s degree at the University of Florida with a thesis on insect and avian pollinator communities in southern Africa. She learned beekeeping through a course at UF, the Tampa Bay Beekeepers Association, and interning with Butterfly Pavilion’s Bees for Elephants Project in Sri Lanka and Kenya.

Learn more about Lorna!

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot make it to a class, you will still be able to receive all the class materials. Cancellations can only be made three days prior to the start of the first class. No refunds are given for classes missed. A full refund will be given to the customer if the Butterfly Pavilion cancels a workshop for any reason.

Questions? Email me!