About Bee School...

Bee School runs from February 20th to April 16th this year.

  • Registration is now closed for our 2024 Bee School

    If you are interested in signing up for next year click HERE to get notified when registration opens in 2025.

  • FAQS - answers to common Bee School questions.
  • Syllabus - to give you an idea of how the course runs.
  • Contact Bee School: mailto:beeschool@essexcountybeekeepers.org

    About the Course: Practical Beekeeping

    The Essex County Beekeepers' Association is offers a nine week course for beginning beekeepers and others with an interest in bees.

    Practical Beekeeping is an introductory level course designed to provide students, with no previous knowledge or experience with beekeeping, the necessary information and skills to keep honeybees and produce honey and beeswax.

    The course includes instruction on:

    • bee biology
    • required equipment
    • setting up bee hives
    • acquiring and installing bees
    • managing bees through the seasons
    • harvesting bee products
    • local bee supply dealers

    We guide you through what you need to get and where to purchase.

    We demonstrate an installation of live bees in a hive, as new beekeepers will typically do. Check the web site for updates.