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The Chaffee County Extension office provides assistance and programs for citizens in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family and Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.

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Beekeeping Resources

New Class: Beekeeping in the Mountain West

This program includes 6 individual classes with a mastery bundle option to earn a certificate. This is a science-based beekeeping program designed specifically for Colorado and the Mountain West region. Courses include:

  • Understanding Bees 
  • Getting Started in Beekeeping 
  • Purchasing, Examining, & Maintaining a Hive 
  • Plants, Pollination, & Habitat 
  • Pathogen, Parasites, Diseases, & Pests 
  • Seasonal Management & Harvesting 

Learn more & register!

An introduction to the Colorado Beekeeper Mentorship Program is available in this video:

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