Bee School 2022

2022 Beekeeping course for beginners of all ages!

BYBA’s Bee School is back for 2022

Four-Session Course offered by The Back Yard Beekeepers Association

Two ways to attend!  

In-person, at the Norfield Grange,  12 Goodhill Road, Weston, CT (Seating limited, to permit social distancing)  

Or via Zoom  

Date: Mondays, January 10, 17, 24 and 31  
Time: 7-9 p.m.  

Cost: $50 for instruction plus one year’s membership in the Back Yard Beekeepers Association  

Contact: Leslie Huston at (203) 417-2023 or ljhuston3@charter.net 

Keeping a colony or two of honey bees offers a window into a fascinating corner of the ecosystem. Beekeeping is an engaging, hands-on hobby with a  host of rewards. It can supply you with plenty of honey for family and friends,  as well as increase your garden’s productivity by ensuring adequate pollination.  Perhaps just as important, though – as any beekeeper will tell you – is that spending time with these amazing creatures can be a truly gratifying experience. And there is no better way to introduce your children to nature’s wonders than the gentle honey bee!  

The classes include instruction on how to assemble the hive, the tools and materials commonly used, how to install bees, inspect the colony, and much more. Basic bee biology and hive sociology will be covered, along with how to keep bees healthy, harvest honey, and get the colonies ready for winter. There will be both lectures and demonstrations, and plenty of opportunities to ask questions. The sessions will be recorded, so you can watch – or re-watch –  afterward.  

Join the members of the Back Yard Beekeepers Association in a course designed to provide all the information needed to get started keeping bees. You can begin to experience the wonders of working with one of nature’s most amazing creatures this spring! 

Join members of the 300+ strong Back Yard Beekeepers Association in a course designed to provide the complete novice with all the information needed to get started keeping bees this spring.

The classes will include instruction on how to assemble the hive, install the bees, inspect the colony, and much more. A brief historical background and some basic biology and hive sociology will be covered, followed by an introduction to the parts of the hive, tools and materials commonly encountered. There will be both lectures and demonstrations, and there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions. Join us this spring, and begin to experience the deep satisfaction of working with one of nature’s most amazing creatures!

Our general membership meetings are held on the last Tuesday of most months at 7:30 PM at the Norfield Church in Weston, CT.
Please see our Calendar of Events for details.

64 Norfield Rd
Weston, CT 06883

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