NVBA Beekeeping Education Courses - 2021


Beginning Beekeeping classes January - February 2021.

NVBA's Beginning Beekeeping course will be offered on line (Zoom). There will be six 1.5 hour classes on Thursdays from 6:30-8pm and a workshop and visit to an apiary in March - weather and Covid-19 permitting.

This is an online, instructor led course which will cover beekeeping basics such as Honey Bee biology, beekeeping equipment, basic colony management, pests, apiary location and local laws. You will be prepared to order equipment and bees, get started beekeeping in spring and care for your bees through the first year. There will also be a hands on workshop and apiary session in March/April which will be scheduled as weather and Covid-19 permits.

Dates: Jan 14, 21, 28 and Feb 4, 11, 18 with workshop in March.

Cost: $95

Three books are included in the cost of the class:

Beekeeping Basics - Maryann Frazier - Penn State

Simple Smart Beekeeping - Kirsten Traynor

A Field Guide to Honey Bees and Their maladies - Maryann Frazier -Penn State

Sorry - Class is now Closed!

Other Bee Education Courses

Online Bee Courses
‚ÄčAre you interested in learning more about bees and beekeeping, but don’t necessarily want to keep bees?  Search the internet for local short courses or try an on-line course.  Here are a couple of examples of educational alternatives to taking our course:

  • North Carolina State University offers on-line, self-paced classes at various levels of mastery.  It is called Beekeeper Education and Engagement System (BEES).  There is a suggested donation of $25 per course.

  • Pennsylvania State University offers an on-line course called “Penn State Beekeeping 101.”  Course is $159.  The course is open to beekeepers of all levels of experience.  Enrollment gives the student access to the program and materials for a year.


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