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Beekeeping Project

The 4-H Beekeeping Project helps youth learn about bees and how to be a beekeeper. Beekeeping offers many hands-on educational experiences, from learning about bees and nectar to learning to raise bees and produce honey.

Level 1, Understanding the Honey Bee covers:

  • The types of bees
  • Honey and wax produced by the bees
  • Plants that attract bees
  • Equipment a beekeeper needs

Level 2, Working with Honey Bees covers:

  • Youth acquire a colony of bees
  • Learn how to care for their bees and the hive throughout the year
  • Basic beekeeping operations
  • Production of extracted, chunk or cut comb honey

Level 3, Advanced Beekeeping Methods covers:

  • Increasing your honey bee colonies
  • Honey production
  • Producing specialized honey
  • Learn more about bee societies
  • Manage bee diseases and parasites

Some counties have more requirements. Contact your 4-H leader or UI Extension county office to check.

4-H Headquarters

University of Idaho Extension 4-H Youth Development

Physical Address:
Mary E. Forney Hall
1210 Blake Avenue, Room 206

Mailing Address:
UI Extension 4-H Youth Development
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3015
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Phone: 208-885-6321

Fax: 208-885-4637


Web: 4-H Youth Development

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