2023 ECBA Bee School: Registration is now Closed.

  • 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

    There will be a workshop on building bee equipment. The final class is spent in the field working with live honeybees. Check the web site for updates.