There are a lot of classes including online and in-person. Online courses are great if you are interested in learning but don’t want to start working with bees quite yet. In-person classes are great for people who want a more hands on approach.
- UW Extension – Beekeeping Certification Class (registration ends March 15th)
- Capitol Bee Supplies – A great resource for people in the Dane County Area. Located in Columbus, Wisconsin.
- Wisconsin Pollinators compiled a large list of classes in Wisconsin and online.
- University of Minnesota – Beekeeping in the Northern Climate – Online and in-person courses
- Free Manual – https://beelab.umn.edu/manuals
Many cities require you to obtain a permit to have bees on your property. Below you can learn about your cities laws:
- Madison, WIsconsin – https://www.cityofmadison.com/dpced/bi/obtaining-a-city-of-madison-beekeeping-license/108/Madison-
- Sun Prairie, Wisconsin (Chapter 17.16.140 #28)- https://library.municode.com/wi/sun_prairie/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_TIT17ZO_CH17.16LAUSRE_17.16.140ACUS
- Fitchburg, Wisconsin – http://fitchburgtechnologyneighborhood.com/DocumentCenter/View/21770/Residential-Beekeeping-Permit