NVBA Beekeeping Education Courses - 2023


Beginning Beekeeping Class  - Sold out for 2023!

Jan 18,25 Feb 1,8,15,22

Class will be held 7:00pm - 9:00pm. This is an online (Zoom), 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 in person workshop for wooden ware on Sat Jan 28th, a Meet your Mentor Session on Feb 25th and apiary session(s) in March/April which will be scheduled as weather permits.

Each Student must have their own account (free Zoom accounts are fine) registered to the same email address they used to enroll in the course.. 

3 Books are included in the course cost:

Beekeeping Basics - Maryann Frazier - Penn State

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

Beginning Beekeeping: Everything You Need to Make Your Hive Thrive! - Tanya Phillips

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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