Season Opening - August 24th
Beekeeping Class 2019
Seven Sessions Spanning Eight Months
Session 1: February 2nd - People’s Food Co-Op (Upstairs) - 9am to 11am
Session 2: February 16th - People’s Food Co-Op (Upstairs) - 9am to 11am
Session 3: March 2nd - People’s Food Co-Op (Upstairs) - 9am to 11am
Topics for the first 3 sessions will include: the world of honey bees, equipment for beekeeping, costs, bee and bee supply sources, and ordering packaged bees and nucs.
People’s Food Co-Op
315 5th Avenue South, La Crosse, WI, 54601
Session 4: April TBD - Place and Time TBD
We will be putting a package of bees or a nuc into a hive box. Time, date, and place will depend on when packages and nucs arrive in Wisconsin.
Session 5: June 1st - Place and Time TBD
Field visit to observe and talk about a live colony of bees.
Session 6: August 17th - Place and Time TBD
Field visit to remove honey from the hives and extract it from the frames.
Sessions 7: September 7th - Place and Time TBD
Field visit includes winterizing the bees, feeding the bees, and treating them for diseases.
The cost is $100 per person and is also available online. Please register at www.lacrossebeekeepingclass.com.
The orchard is home to 20 apple cultivars ranging in tastes, textures, and subtle flavors. We are dedicated to growing our apple crop sustainably using integrated pest management techniques to achieve the highest quality of fruit. Our 2019 crop is Tru-Earth Certified.
Ecker's also features a handicap accessible, John Deere train, the Honeycrisp Express, an apiary, observational bee hive, morel mushrooms in the spring, blueberries in the summer, and Wisconsin peaches in the fall. Home to Hog's Back Brew Farm, Ecker's Apple Farm is now a must-stop craft beer destination open on weekends June through October.
Come walk our orchard rows; pick-your-own apples each September. Take in the fall colours with family and friends. Our orchard market is open daily each fall, brimming with specialty foods, our gourmet caramel, and our scratch apple pies. The orchard is our labour of love, please be part of it with us.