Foundations of Biodynamic Beekeeping
Explore biodynamic beekeeping in depth with fellow beekeepers from across the continent
2019 Cohort begins February 21!
Monthly lectures and biweekly discussion sections
This six-month online course is an opportunity for those who want to explore in-depth the nature and life of the honeybee from the biodynamic perspective—an understanding which gives rise to appropriate beekeeping practices that allow the bees to thrive. Lectures on the principles of colony health will be paired with practical guidance in beekeeping through the course of the season.
This course will be led by Alex Tuchman of Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary and is for beginning beekeepers or those who want to start again in a new way: by the biodynamic method.
The Foundations of Biodynamic Beekeeping includes twelve live video sessions, beginning on February 21 and ending on August 15. Alex and course participants meet through live, interactive video classes that include:
- Lectures from Alex to illuminate and clarify the topics of study
- Readings with study questions from Towards Saving the Honeybee and Bees
- Question and answer sessions
- Small-group and full-group facilitated conversation and discussion
In addition to the monthly class sessions, for the 2019 course, we will also have a bi-weekly discussion session for participants to discuss questions and reflections with each other and Alex.
To fully participate in the live video sessions, you need to have a reliable internet connection and a computer, tablet, or smartphone with camera and microphone. If you don’t have a device that supports this video technology, you may access the course via telephone. Video recordings of each weekly session will be available to participants to review content or make up for a missed class.
To ensure continuity and a high-quality educational experience, participants are asked to commit to the full seven months and late registrations will not be accepted.
Registration for the 2019 cohort is now open. Registration for the course is $300 for the general public. $270 for Soil Builder Members, $240 for Seed Sower and above members. Join to get the discount automatically! Partial scholarships are available through the Biodynamic Scholarship Fund.