Hemken Honey Co.
W229 S7120 Guthrie School Rd. Big Bend, WI 53103
Business phone: 262-662-2843
*INSTRUCTOR: Andy Hemken has over 25 years experience in beekeeping and is now a small commercial beekeeper with over 400 hives. He is the current President of the Milwaukee Waukesha Beekeepers Association, a regular contributor for the American Bee journal, and has been a professional trainer for 30 years.
Andy conducts many school and other community presentations. He volunteers to supply bees and maintain beehives at the Milwaukee County Zoo and other locations. Is a supplier for package bees and works as a mentor for many new beekeepers.
He has also worked with many municipalities in Wisconsin to establish places and guidelines to keep beehives. He also produces award winning meads!
Beekeeping Equipment Workshop*
March 7, 2020
8am - 12pm
$20 per person
The workshop covers a review of various beehive equipment, including hands on demonstrations.
Classes & Workshops:
All classes and workshops are held at Hemken Honey Company
Classes will be of interest for new beekeepers or people who are are considering keeping bees.
FOR INFORMATION OR TO SIGN UP for any classes: Email email@example.com or call 414-531-8220
May 23, 2020
IMPORTANT : This is intended for current or serious, potential beekeepers only.
Small groups will learn beehive basics, best practices, using tools, smokers and other bee equipment. New beekeepers will learn how to open, inspect and work on beehives. No charge for the field day.
Beginning Beekeeping Class*
One day 8am-4pm
February 1, 2020
February 2, 2020
February 8, 2020
$65 per person
$25 for one additional, direct relative
This class will cover the basics of beekeeping and is geared for new beekeepers. We will attempt to explain what honeybees do and how they do it. This is presented in an informal style, intended to fill the new beekeeper with information to start or help manage their own hive/s. Each class size is limited to insure better interaction and understanding. There will be plenty of opportunity to look at equipment/supplies, ask and discuss.
* Includes class and book to take home; light meal, munchies and beverages.