82 nd ANNUAL
2024 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. Beginning on the first Thursday in March.
This school is appropriate for beginner and experienced beekeepers, the individual or family. The fee to attend the school is $49 per student. NEW MEMBER application includes one-year WCBA membership, the WCBA Quarterly Newsletter and advance notice for all events.
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!