​​​​Hemken Honey Co.

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

​Business phone:  262-662-2843

 Beginning Beekeeping Class* 

Completed for the 2024 season

​     $75 per person
     $30 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.

Field Day*

Completed for the 2024 season


*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.

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


Andy Hemken has over 28 years of experience in beekeeping and is a small commercial beekeeper. He is past President of the Milwaukee Waukesha Beekeepers Association, a regular contributor for the American Bee journal, and had been a professional trainer for 30 years.

Andy enjoys mentoring new beekeepers and conducting school and community presentations.

He volunteers to supply bees and maintain beehives at the Milwaukee County Zoo and other locations. 

​He has worked with many municipalities in Wisconsin to establish reasonable guidelines for keeping beehives. 

Scott Hemken, has been a beekeeper since he was a little kid. He has a passion for bees and all things in nature. Beekeeping, honey and beeswax have naturally expanded his interest in infused honeys, tinctures and many varieties of mead.

Scott is an excellent teacher for beginning beekeepers, customers and friends!!