Planting for Honey Bees: A Guide for Beekeepers

November 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


“What can I plant for my honey bees?” is a question that beekeepers often ask me. It’s also the question that I asked when I began my beekeeping journey. However, there isn’t a single one-size-fits-all answer to that question. Or, at least not a GOOD one-size-fits-all answer. The specific plants honey bees use and how much they use those plants can vary greatly depending on location and what else is blooming at the same time. But that doesn’t mean that planting for honey bees is useless or a waste of time.

In this class, we will begin by covering some basic concepts to consider when planting for honey bees and how to apply those concepts to your own property. Then, to illustrate how those concepts can be applied in real life, I will walk you through how I have applied, and continue to apply, those concepts on our farm, including some of the specific plants that I am planting and why I chose those plants.

This class will be most useful for beekeepers in the eastern U.S., specifically KY, TN, and the surrounding states.


  • Nov. 18, 2020, 7:00 p.m. CT / 8:00 p.m. ET
    • Class will last approximately 1.25 to 1.5 hours.
    • Bonus time may be available after class if participants want to stay and ask additional questions or have more in-depth discussions.


  • $15


Class Logistics:

  • Class will be held virtually through Zoom.
    • You will need to be signed into a Zoom account to attend the class.
    • If you don’t have a Zoom account, you can sign up for a free account.
  • The class will be recorded for those who cannot make the scheduled time and participants who want to re-watch the presentation.
    • For your privacy, participant videos will NOT be included in the recording.
    • The video will be available for online viewing for approximately one week.
    • After class is over, you will be sent an email with a link to the video and details for how to view it.

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