WCBA Bee School

2023 Bee School Classes Start 2/29/2024  |  Registration begins 1/1/2024

Honeybees are renowned for their economic value as pollinators of fruits, vegetables, and other agricultural crops. As well as being important pollinators, honeybees collect pollen and produce royal jelly and propolis – all of which are used as dietary supplements. Honeybees also produce beeswax that can be used for everything from candles to cosmetics. Let’s not forget the nectar of the gods – HONEY!

The Worcester County Beekeepers Association (WCBA), the oldest county beekeeping association in the country, is a Non-Profit 501(c)3 organization aimed at educating the public on the Art of Apiculture.

82nd Annual Bee School 2024

Our 2024 Online Bee School will run for eight Thursdays starting February 29, 2024, and ending April 18, 2024. Classes start promptly at 7:00 PM and run until 9:30 PM Via ZOOM. 

This school is appropriate for beginner and experienced beekeepers, individuals or families. The fee to attend the school is $49 per student. NEW MEMBER application includes pro-rated WCBA membership through December 31st and the WCBA Quarterly Newsletter.

Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required and begins on January 1, 2024. Registrations will be accepted until the beginning of the second class or when the class is full, whichever comes first. Registration can be done online, or a Registration Form can be downloaded from our website, and mailed in with a check.

The curriculum includes a variety of interesting online lectures, hands-on experiences, and outdoor workshops. Learn from the experiences of commercial as well as hobbyist beekeepers. Topics include Beekeeping History, Hive Management, Equipment and Supplies, and many others that are important to becoming a successful beekeeper.

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