Hemken Honey Co.

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

​Business phone:  262-662-2843

Field Day*

IMPORTANT :  This is for current and serious potential beekeepers only.

The field day is open to new beekeepers and will include a live demonstration with working hives.  

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.

Beekeeping Equipment Workshop*


The workshop covers a review of various beehive equipment, including hands on demonstrations.  Depending on the size of the group, there may be space for you to work on your own equipment following the workshop. Some beekeeping equipment may be available.

*INSTRUCTOR:  Andy Hemken has over 20 years experience in beekeeping and is now a small commercial beekeeper with over 500 hives. He is the current President of the Milwaukee Waukesha Beekeepers Ass'n,  he is 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 Classes*


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 lunch, munchies and beverages.

DATE:    March 3, 2018 

               8:00 - 12:00pm


SUGGESTED DONATION: $20, 

DATES:  February  3, 2018

​               February  4, 2018

               February 10, 2018


TIMES:  8am -  4pm


COST:  $65/person 
             $25/Spouse or one direct family member
                     (ie: son/daughter).​ 

Classes & Workshops:


All classes and workshops are held at Hemken Honey Company

in our working honey house or on-site beeyard. 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 andy@hemkenhoney.com or call 414-531-8220.