Welcome. Please help us respond to you by filling out the form below to us know how you would like to participate.
Despite COVID uncertainties, we are accepting resumes and letters of interest for 2022 programs for both Beginning and Advancing Beekeepers. Please complete this form and email a CV/resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
to start the process.
(Members of the 2020 Special Cohort do not need to reapply, but please do watch email for announcements.)
**IMPORTANT: IF YOU REPRESENT A SCHOOL OR GARDEN, ARE SEEKING AN APPRENTICESHIP, OR ARE APPLYING FOR FUNDING/GRANTS FROM ANY OTHER SOURCE, WE ASK THAT YOU CONSULT WITH US ABOUT THAT PROCESS NOW.** IF YOU ARE COMING TO US FROM A COMMUNITY GARDEN, PLEASE BE SURE TO INDICATE THAT ON YOUR FORM.
Funding & Cost-- Our admission process remains need-blind, but we rely on the support of students, friends and organizational donors to keep our programs sustainable for a second decade. We can partner with agencies or other NGOs on government grants, and can accept corporate and individual contributions (tax deductible within the legal limits).
In 2020, we adapted our traditional programming, described below, to COVID conditions, and we expect to offer new programming for both Beginning and Advancing Beekeepers during the 2021-22 season.
Our Traditional Programming centers on full-season, hands-on learning pathways for beekeeping (February to November), delivered by a team of experienced professional beekeepers and serious hobbyists.
Please note - program delivery is subject to alterations due to COVID
Responsible Urban Beekeeping -- Training Opportunities--
We offer full-season, hands-on learning pathways for beekeeping (February to November), delivered by a team of experienced professional beekeepers and serious hobbyists.
1.-- The "Saturday Series" is a thorough classroom & hands-on course for motivated people who commit for the season. No experience necessary for first year students. A certificate for the first year, and an apprenticeship opportunity in the second year, are offered for those who meet all requirements. The Saturday Series meets for 12 sessions, February through November, plus some ad hoc or weather dates.
PLEASE NOTE: THE FORMAT/DELIVERY OF THE SATURDAY SERIES IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO COVID, PLEASE SEND RESUME AND STATEMENT OF INTEREST TO GET ON THE WAITLIST AND FOR UPCOMING ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT THE 22 SEASON.
2.-- Field Studies Fellowship: Set up individually for those who commit to certain weekdays. This can be structured as an apprenticeship, or as an internship for high school, interim year, and college/grad students. If you are funded for an apprenticeship or service project, we offer very generous programs and invite you to explore bringing that support to us.
3.-- Advancing Group: Beekeeping is harder than it looks. A number of beekeepers have found their way here to join us in deepening their knowledge and mutual aid. This group is open to committed supporters of our organizational goals and mission who have done some beekeeping before.
4.-- Teachers: We offer specialized individual consulting and training to establish or enhance ongoing programs at schools and in community gardens citywide. Please contact us about substantive STEM with hands-on activities. If you are trying to launch a beekeeping program or applying for grants from any source, please consult us now.
Corporate special events and speakers are available. We welcome corporate contributions.
For those who want just a little taste or who want to explore whether beekeeping is for you, please watch for Newcomer Events scheduled periodically, and consider supporting our work with your talents.
We hope to welcome you in 2022 !
We appreciate your cooperation and patience, and welcome your feedback and comments.
Other questions or concerns? Please email the Organizer at email@example.com