Field Day*​​

     May 18, 2019



This is for current and 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.

​​Hemken Honey Co.

W229 S7120 Guthrie School Rd.  ​Big Bend, WI   53103

​Business phone:  262-662-2843

Beekeeping Equipment Workshop*

   March 2, 2019 8am-12pm   completed for the season

The workshop covers a review of various beehive equipment, including hands on demonstrations.  

*INSTRUCTOR:  Andy Hemken has over 23 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 Ass'n,a regular contributor for the American Bee journal, and has been a professional trainer for 30 years.

Andy conducts many school and other presentations, volunteers to maintain beehives at the Milwaukee County Zoo and other locations; supplies package bees and works as a mentor for many new beekeepers.  

In addition, he has worked with many municipalities in Wisconsin to establish places and guidelines to keep beehives; he also produces award winning meads!

 Beginning Beekeeping Class


​​March 2, 2019 12:30pm ​Completed for the season
​Final Make-up session Limited openings

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, ask and discuss.  Includes class and book to take home; light meal, munchies and beverages.

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

and want to learn more about what it takes.  

FOR INFORMATION OR TO SIGN UP for any classes:  Email or call 414-531-8220