Practical Beekeeping: Essex County Beekeepers'
Association is offering 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 will include 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, a workshop on building bee
equipment, and will culminate with one field session working with live honeybees. Check the
web site for updates and course syllabus.
If you have any special needs please notify ECBA in
writing at the address below, no later than January 27, 2013. For
additional information please write to:
Essex County Beekeepers' Association
Attn. Bee School
Topsfield, MA 01983-0010.
You may also email Bee School Chairman.
Bee School weather cancellation
To see if class is canceled:
click on CALENDAR. If the class is canceled, it will
be marked in orange and show the word canceled.