The class of Bee School 2020 has graduated. Congratulations to all.
The class of 2021 will start on January 26, 2021. Registration will open the beginning of Sept. The registration form will be available the end of August.
If you are interested in learning about or becoming a beekeeper make sure you register early. Applications for Bee School are accepted until the class fills which in years past has been mid December.
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 100 students. Registration begins on September 1st for the following winter classes. When the limit of 100 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. Class dates for 2020 are: January 28; February 4, 11, and 25; March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31st: April 7th.
Cost of Bee School and Registering
The cost of bee school is $80.00 per person and $20 for one additional family member from the same household. We produced our own course manual for this year. The manual is free with a limit of one per family. The additional benefits of bee school is that you get additional materials, beekeeping catalogs, supplemental handouts, sign up for a mentor, and a one-year membership in the club. For additional information please contact the Bee School Administrative Director, Dana Wilson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2020 CLASS. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DOWNLOAD ANY OF THIS INFORMATION.
Here is the link to the 2020 Bee School Schedule of classes Bee School Schedule 2020.
Bee School Presentations