Bee School 2024

2024 Beekeeping course for beginners of all ages!

Don’t miss BYBA’s Bee School 2024 – In-Person taught by Cornell Master Beekeeper, Andy Hatt Eastern Apiculture Society certified Master Beekeeper, David Blocher & BYBA Workshop Presenter, Christopher Rountos

Recordings will also be made available for your review.

This is a four-session course offered by The Back Yard Beekeepers Association


  • Monday, January 8th, 2024

  • Monday, January 15th, 2024

  • Monday, January 22nd, 2024

  • Monday, January 29th, 2024

Cost: $60 includes instruction plus an individual 2024 annual membership in the Back Yard Beekeepers Association

All registrants can join us in-person for each session. Your questions are welcomed.  Every registrant will receive the recordings to watch or re-watch at your convenience.

Bee School provides aspiring bee keepers and those searching to learn more about honey bees and ways to support pollinators with the basics of beekeeping.

Beekeepers in the early years of their beekeeping journey will also gain valuable insights from joining in on the lectures and getting the opportunity to network with other like-minded individuals.

Bee School covers everything from basic honey bee biology, safety issues, types of equipment, evolving roles of the worker bee, honeybee pests & diseases, and more.

We offer Bee School as the first step in supporting new beekeepers. Our goal is to connect each “graduate” with a mentor, encourage participation in the club’s many workshops, and welcome the new members into our monthly “New Bee” Zoom discussions. We hope to see you at our monthly meetings which feature both regional and nationally known speakers on aspects of beekeeping.

The BYBA is all about education and support.  Bee School is one of the best first steps an aspiring bee keeper can take.  

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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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