Michigan Branch 2020 Bee School!

Ever wanted to keep bees? Wonder what happens inside a beehive? Want to hear other beekeeper’s opinions?
Want to help preserve these necessary pollinators? Need some inspiration to keep your hobby alive?

If you’ve been asking these questions, these classes are for you! Anyone interested in bees—those who know something about them and those who don’t—will benefit. Equipment to get started, feeding supplements, and protective gear, can be ordered and purchased directly from Beeline—bees and all!

Jonathan Showalter, owner of Beeline and experienced beekeeper, will be speaking on 9 topics throughout two days. See information below. You are welcome to attend one day or both days! Anyone who attends is invited to a field day later in the spring, which will be announced at the bee school. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us a message!

If you are interested in joining us, please call us with your contact and credit card information or mail it in with payment prior to the class. We may need to limit the number of attendees, due to our facility accommodations, so sign-up early! We look forward to partnering with you in keeping bees alive in a time when bees are in peril! Come join us to learn about one of God’s amazing creations and the how-to’s of this fascinating hobby with a sweet reward.

Day # 1 Beginner’s Course
When: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Time: 9 AM – 4 PM     (Lunch provided)


  • Understanding Woodenware
  • What’s Going On in the Hive?
  • Queen Identification
  • A Year with the Bees
  • Swarm Prevention

Day # 2 Advanced Course
When: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Time: 9 AM – 4 PM      (Lunch provided)


  • Splitting/ Making Increase
  • OTS Queen Rearing
  • Pest Management
  • Harvesting

Bonus for all attendees: Field Day Late Spring (Date to be announced in class)


  • $35 per adult for one day
  • $50 per couple for one day
  • $15 per child for one day*
  • $50 per adult for two days
  • $75 per couple for two days
  • $25 per child for two days*

*15 and under. Must be accompanied by an adult.

Call for group and family rates and space availability! And tell your friends!

We look forward to having you join us at our Michigan facility!