Beekeeping 101 Workshop

We’re excited to announce a Beekeeping 101 workshop in NYC. Our goal is to build positive and collaborative relationships and ensure that our beekeeping community has access to superior training, new techniques and mentoring on a range of practices for responsible urban beekeeping.

An extraordinary look into the fascinating, complex world of bees and beekeeping

Our Beekeeping 101 workshop will give you fundamentals of bee biology and behavior and prepare you to keep bees. Hosted in NYC, this beekeeping 101 course will cover:

  • basic honey bee biology and life cycle
  • hive installation and placement
  • beekeeping apparel & equipment
  • basic beekeeping 101 management
  • seasonal management
  • diseases, pests, problems and treatments
  • dealing with neighbors & community
  • feeding colonies


Sunday, April 8, 2018, 10am - 3pm


Synod House, The Cathedral Church Of Saint John The Divine

Amsterdam Avenue at 110th Street


A minimum donation of $20 is suggested for our Beekeeping 101 workshop. Seating is limited. 


Roger Repohl began keeping honeybees in the South Bronx in 1999. He has given beekeeping and candle-making workshops and beekeeping 101 demonstrations at Wave Hill, the New York Botanical Garden, and other venues, and has lectured on the history and lore of bees and beekeeping at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and at the Cloisters. He holds a BA from Georgetown University and an MA from the Catholic University of America, and teaches ESL at LaGuardia Community College in Queens.

Reading & Resources For Beekeeping 101

Beginning texts

  • Backyard Beekeeping by James Tew
  • A Practical Manual of Beekeeping by Cramp
  • Beekeeping for Dummies by Blackiston
  • Beeswax Crafts, Candlemaking, Modelling, Beauty Creams, Soaps and Polishes, Encaustic Art, Wax Crayons by Constable and Pinder
  • The Backyard Beekeeper by Kim Flottum
  • The Honey Connoisseur by Marchese & Flottum
  • A World Without Bees by Benjamin & McCallum
  • The Bee-Friendly Garden by Frey and LeBuhn

Beekeeping magazines and websites

  • American Bee Journal
  • Bee Culture