Blue Pearl Farms
Bees, Blueberries and Blue Crab in the Lowcountry

Beginning Beekeeping Workshop at Magnolia Plantation



Beginning Beekeeping Workshop, $35 per person

9-12 am


Special Workshop in the Conservatory at Magnolia Plantation, 3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston 29414

Have you thought about keeping bees?

Learn about the life of the honey bee, equipment options and what is inside those boxes, and how to get started with your own bees. No special equipment is required for this class.

The workshop includes
- beekeeping basics: history of the honey bee, the life of the honey bee, and how beekeeping works
- how to choose a site for your hive
- common experiences of first-year-beekeepers
- hands-on examination of the parts of a hive
- logistics for getting started, and how to prepare for your own hive
- observation hive inspection and brief apiary visit, weather permitting
- information about beekeeping supplies, suppliers, and organizations
- reference materials
- plenty of time for all your questions
- honey tasting and refreshments

Blue Pearl Farms workshops focus on participatory and hands on experiences, with lots of time for you to ask questions about beekeeping and bees.

Cancellation policy: If we receive your cancellation up to 7 days before the class, the cost is refunded in full less a $5 administrative fee. If you wish to transfer your seat to someone, we are happy to work with you and ask you to get in touch for details. Otherwise, the registration is nonrefundable.

Blue Pearl Farms offers workshops on a variety of topics throughout the farm year. For more information please visit our website at