WCBA Bee School

2024 Bee School Classes Start 2/29/2024  |  Registration open now!

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.

Watch a recording of our Bee-ginner Q&A!

82nd Annual Bee School 2024

Worcester County Beekeepers Association is proud to present its 82nd annual Bee School! Our Bee School is the oldest in New England.

Our Bee School is now fully virtual to accommodate your busy schedules and ensure distance is not a barrier to those who want to learn from our expert instructors. Bee School will run for eight Thursdays starting February 29, 2024 and ending April 18, 2024. Classes start at 7:00pm and run until 9:30pm via Zoom.

Bee School costs $49 to attend. First year students also receive a membership through December 31st, 2024. Class size is limited. Registrations will be accepted until the start of the second class, or when the class is full, whichever comes first.

Learn from the experiences of hobbyist and commercial beekeepers. Topics include Beekeeping History, Hive Management, Equipment & Supplies, and many others that are important to becoming a successful beekeeper. Once the weather warms up, continue your education by joining us for hands-on experiences and outdoor workshops!

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