Boston Area Beekeepers Association – winter course series

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Date(s) - Wed. Feb. 27, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


A must for all beginning beekeepers, in this class we will cover basic techniques of “treatment free” beekeeping, including materials and equipment, beehive structure, the life cycle of bees, hive development and dynamics, seasonal apiary work, honey and hive products, common pests and diseases, and hive management – with an emphasis on ecologically-friendly management techniques. We will taste local and varietal honeys, and learn about harvesting and making bee products such as rendering wax into lip balm. You will learn everything you need to know to set up your own backyard apiary.

DATES & TIMES: Five evenings January-March from 7:30-9:00pm, plus three hands-on field dates in March-April, depending on weather, etc. Classes held from 7:30pm to 9:00pm on Jan 30th, Feb 6th, Feb 13th, Feb 27th, and March 6th.

FIELD DAYS* (times TBD):

Space and time to enroll are limited, so please register ASAP. The registration link will be posted as soon as it’s open. Pre-registration highly recommended (space may fill up and only those pre-registered will be guaranteed a seat).

COST: $120 (registration on the upper right of the page – see “TICKETS”)

* Course fee includes 5 classroom sessions and 3 hands-on workshops/field days, in addition to exclusive access to numerous resources.

* BABA Members receive priority registration to Bee School and a 15% discount (as well as other membership benefits throughout the year). Visit BABA’s membership page to become a member and take advantage of benefits today. Email if you’re a member, and would like a discount code.

* Limited scholarships are available to interested individuals experiencing financial hardship. If you are interested in a scholarship, please send an email describing your circumstances to and we will be in touch.

Course “books” are provided as a PDF for free. If you’d like a printed & spiral bound version, we sell them to attendees for $10.

Course instructors: The course will be taught by members of the Boston Area Beekeepers Association and guest speakers.