​​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 andy@hemkenhoney.com or call 414-531-8220

Field Day*

May 23, 2020

8:00am

Free


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.