Take a Class
Thriving Hive classes are offered by Utah State University Extension to demonstrate
beekeeping and educate beekeepers on many topics related to bee care and health. See
our class descriptions below and check out our events calendar for current class dates.
Thriving Hives Beginning Beekeeping
These classes are aimed towards educating the beekeeper on the overall world of beekeeping.
Beginning beekeepers get a hands-on experience of hive checks, mites inspections,
We also offer a Beginning Beekeeping Session annually at the Urban Homestead Expo.
Thriving Hives Advanced Beekeeping
This series is targeted toward those who have already taken beginning courses, or
already have experience with hives and would like to know more. There will be a lecture
and hands on component to each class.
Topics covered include:
Bee Nutrition / starting the hive off strong
Feeds and Nutrition
Inspections with the Inspector (Salt Lake County only)
Join USU Extension and Peter Somers (Salt Lake County Bee Inspector) at our "Inspections
with the Inspector" events. These will be informal educational opportunities for you
to get hands-on with the hives at Wheeler Farm and learn from the best! Peter will
be prepared to share information about the following topics, but will also be able
to address questions as time permits and/or discuss what we are seeing in the hives!
Facebook Live Events
The USU Bee Team often has Facebook live hive checks. Like our Facebook page and subscribe to keep up to date.