Registration for Bee School 2023
Bee School registration for 2023 is now closed. There is a class limit of 90 students.
At the bottom of this page you will find the registration form. $80.00 for an individual and $100.00 for an individual plus one family member from the same household.
Your registration fee for Bee School 2023 includes a one year membership in the NCBA club to 12/31/23.
Please DO NOT purchase any equipment before class starts. We will discuss various types of equipment, along with their benefits and downfalls of each so that you can make the best decisions. DO NOT USE OR BUY USED EQUIPMENT.
Is Bee School for you?
If you are thinking about becoming a beekeeper, there are many things to learn before embarking on this wonderful adventure. Our bee school is a combination of hands-on demonstrations and lecture-led discussions that will teach you everything you need to know to get started on this fascinating hobby.
Over the course of ten weeks, students will learn from more experienced beekeepers. The course covers bee equipment, bee biology and anatomy, starting your first hive, products of the hive, bee friendly vegetation, and many other bee related subjects. In addition, you will get to watch a variety of movies on beekeeping and honeybee.
Bee School is perfect for people who are interested in bees and beekeeping. This is the course that will help you decide whether beekeeping is right for you.
Every year Bee School fills to capacity with a limit of 90 students. Registration begins on September 1st for the following winter classes. When the limit of 90 students is reached those forms received after this will be put in a waiting list.
Bee School Information And Schedule
Classes start the last week of January. There will be ten classes which are held on Tuesdays, starting 7 p.m. and ending between 9 p.m. - 9:30 pm at the Norfolk Agricultural High School in the main auditorium. (This year's classes will be 6 In-Person and 4 Zoom sessions) Class dates for 2023 are: January 24, 31; February 7, 14, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4.
Directions to The Norfolk Aggie: directions___location_a.pdf
Cost of Bee School and Registering
The cost for bee school is $80.00 for one person. There is an additional charge of $20.00 if another family member from the same household would like to attend. For additional information contact the Bee School Administrative, Dana Wilson, at dwilson831 at Gmail dot com.
Suggested Reading List
We have generated a list of the best beekeeping books as recommended by current bee school teachers. Our suggestion is that you get some of these books from your local library before buying. Please download the Recommended Reading List (Complete with contact information)
THE INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR THE 2023 CLASS. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DOWNLOAD ANY OF THIS INFORMATION.
Here is the link to the 2023 Bee School Schedule of classes and agenda. bee_school_schedule_2023.pdf
Here is the link to the 2023 Bee School Booklet. booklet_2023.pdf
Here is the link to zoom classes and videos from 2022 zoom_link_to_classes___videos_2022.pdf
Bee School Presentations