Certificate in Urban Beekeeping

TBG’s Urban Beekeeping Certificate is awarded to students who’ve completed the Urban Beekeeping Series, which provides hands-on experience with managing hives as well as simple steps to support honeybees and other important pollinators in the city. This series is geared toward anyone who intends to keep their own bees or just enjoys learning about their care.

To Qualify for TBG’s Urban Beekeeping Certificate:

  • Mandatory attendance is required in all six sessions of the series.
  • Upon completion of the series*, students must also successfully pass the Proficiency Test offered once each year in the fall.
  • Past Graduates who have completed all six sessions of the Urban Beekeeping Series can also be awarded TBG’s Urban Beekeeping Certificate by successfully completing the Proficiency Check within three years of attending the series. To verify past attendance or register in a current session as a make-up, contact the adult education coordinator at
*The Proficiency Test date must precede the final session, as the bees need to be “awake” for the in-field portion of the certificate test, yet still be put to bed for the winter in the sixth session. Current year students who opt to take the proficiency test need to attend the last session after the test in order to qualify for the Urban Beekeeping Certificate.

Proficiency Check

Group A: Wednesday September 14, 1 to 4 p.m.
Rain Date: Wednesday September 21, 1 to 4 p.m.

Group B: Sunday, September 18, 1 to 4 p.m.
Rain Date: Sunday, September 25,1 to 4 p.m.

Past graduates and current students who have attended all classes in the TBG Urban Beekeeping Series can earn a Certificate in Urban Beekeeping by completing this in-class/in-field proficiency check.

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