Worcester County
Beekeepers Association   

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2022 Bee School Classes Start March 3, 2022

Registration begins January 1, 2022

80th Annual Beekeeping School


Each NEW MEMBER bee school attendee receives a pro-rated WCBA membership through December 31, 2022 and an email subscription to the WCBA quarterly newsletter. You can now log-in and update your profile and preferences here on our website. If you are not receiving your newsletters, please contact our Membership Director Angela Hogue to confirm your email address and membership listing.

Registration begins January 1, 2022 -- we encourage every beekeeper to attend twice!  

2022 Bee School 

The Worcester County Beekeepers Association (WCBA), the oldest county beekeeping association in the country, is a Non-Profit 501(c)3 organization aimed at educating the public on the Art of Apiculture. Our Bee School typically runs for eight weeks (Thursday evenings). Classes start promptly at 7:00 PM and run until about 9:30 PM Via ZOOM.  

This school is appropriate for beginner and experienced beekeepers, the individual or family. The fee to attend the school is $35 per student.  NEW MEMBER  application includes  pro-rated WCBA membership through December 31st, and the WCBA Quarterly Newsletter.

Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required and will be accepted until class is full. Registration can be done on-line, or a Registration form can be downloaded from our web site, and mailed in with a check. 

The eight-week curriculum includes a variety of interesting lectures, hands-on experiences and outdoor workshops. Learn from the experiences of commercial as well as hobbyist beekeepers. Topics include Getting Started, Hive Management, Safety Equipment, and many others that are important to local beekeeping.

Honey Bees are renowned for their economic value as pollinators of fruits, vegetables and other agricultural crops. As well as being important pollinators, honeybees collect pollen, produce royal jelly and propolis - all of which are used as dietary supplements. Honey Bees also produce beeswax that can be used for everything from candles to cosmetics. Let's not forget the nectar of the gods - HONEY!

The Worcester County Beekeepers Association has been a leader in beekeeping education for over one hundred years. We are the oldest county beekeeping organization in the United States, with members from all over New England. Through our beekeeping school, quarterly newsletters, monthly meetings and outreach activities, the club provides ongoing education for our members.

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