Worcester County
Beekeepers Association   

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77th ANNUAL BEE SCHOOL

Bee School starts March 7 -- NOW TAKING REGISTRATIONS!


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) with doors open at 6:00 PM. Classes start promptly at 7:00 PM and run until about 9:30 PM at the Grafton High School in Grafton, MA. There is a restroom break and refreshments are available.

This school is appropriate for beginner and experienced beekeepers, the individual or family. The fee to attend the school is $35 per student. Each application includes a course manual, pro-rated WCBA membership through December 31st, and the WCBA Quarterly Newsletter. Pre-registration is required and can be done online or by mailing your payment with a printed registration form.

Online payment transactions will be completed by PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to use your Visa/MasterCard, Debit or Credit Card with us. Only your contact information will be securely stored by our web host Wild Apricot (see their Privacy Policy), and used by WCBA to manage your enrollment, to contact you as needed, and send you our e-Newsletter.

If you do not want to use this online event registration service, you can download, print, and mail your payment with our traditional registration form. Click this link for the 2019 Beekeeping School form.

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. And let's not forget the nectar of the gods - HONEY!

To register online, please go to our Events page: ONLINE REGISTRATION


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.

W. C. B. A.
P.O. BOX 415
Northborough, MA 01532

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