Have you always wanted to start your own hive? Or just simply learn about beekeeping?  Join us February-April 2018 for a day filled with learning. You will quickly see instructor Dr. Cory Gaiser's commitment to teaching sustainable beekeeping practices in addition to using a local, "organic", approach to maintaining hives. Your instructor has a significant beekeeping background and will ensure that every student leaves his class with the most rewarding learning experience possible.

Our beekeeping class is designed as a comprehensive yet easily understandable introduction to bees, beekeeping, and honey production. In every one of our classes, we provide students with the general knowledge that all beekeepers need to succeed.

Gaiser Bee Co. classes are held at Gaiser Urban Farm in our barn/farm store and classes usually begin at 10am. Our beginner beekeeping class can range from approximately 3-6 hours.  Cory is VERY passionate about honeybees as well as teaching so we do not rush our classes.  We do keep classes small so they are more personal.

WHEN?  Classes take place before beekeeping season begins so January - April 2019.

WHERE? Gaiser Urban Farm 3402 Kleeman Road Cincinnati Ohio 45211

HOW DO I SIGN UP?  You can purchase the classes here and once classes open up in January you will receive an email for booking.

WHAT DO I BRING TO THE CLASS?  The classes are held in our barn so bee-sure to bundle up.  Although the barn is heated, it can be a bit cold especially when we go down to the apiary.  Also, if you like to take notes or if you have any equipment you would like to bring we can explain it to you.

We do provide coffee and snacks during the classes.


Our beekeeping class will teach you:

  • The role honey bees play in our community

  • The A-Z of beekeeping

  • Equipment details

  • Health management

  • Installing your packages

  • How you can help increase their population

  • Where honey gets its flavor and many many more !!



Contact us for more information.

513.673.0503 or

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  • A typical hive visits approximately 225,000 flowers per day.

  • Honey bees have been around for roughly 125 million years!

  • honey Bees must visit approximately 2 million flowers and fly over 55,000 miles to make 1 pound of honey.

  • Honey bees never sleep!

  • Honey bees communicate with each other by dancing and by using pheromones.

  • Honey bees are cold-blooded insects that regulate their own temperature and regulate the temperature of the hive.

  • All worker bees are female!

  • Honey is 80% sugars and 20% water.

  • A typical beehive can make up to 400 pounds of honey per year.

  • It would take about 1 ounce of honey to fuel a honeybee's flight around the world.

  • Honey is the ONLY food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including water.

  • Honey bees contribute to nearly $20 billion to the value of U.S. crop production.

  • blueberries and cherries are 90-percent dependent on honey bee pollination

  • almonds depend entirely on the honey bee for pollination at bloom time.

  • It’s estimated that there are about 2.7 million colonies in the U.S. today.

  • The California almond industry requires approximately 1.8 million colonies of honey bees in order to adequately pollinate nearly one million acres of bearing almond orchards.

  • Only female honey bees can sting!

  • Once honey bee eggs hatch into worker larvae, they’ll be fed around 1,300 times per day!

  • Worldwide there are 10 types of honey bees, and one hybrid – the Africanized bee.

  • Honey bees are responsible for the pollination of every 1 in 3 foods we eat.

Yes, beekeeping has its sweet rewards but you are also helping your local agriculture. Not only do honey bees have an enormous positive impact on your garden, their nector-gathering range allows them to also fly outside your yard and pollinate an extended area. This pollination helps the ecosystem remain diverse and sustainable.