Tomorrow night, March 7th is cancelled due to the weather and the first night of Bee School will now be Thursday night March 14th. Can't wait to see you there!!!
71st Worcester County Beekeeper's School
Thursday evenings beginning spring 2013
Download Registration Form Here! or visit WorcesterCountyBeekeepers.com
(Worcester, MA) The Worcester County Beekeepers Association (WCBA), the oldest
county beekeeping association in the country, will be holding its 71st Annual Beekeeping
School beginning March 7th, 2013. The school will run for eight consecutive Thursdays
from 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM at the UMass Medical School in Worcester, MA.
This school is appropriate for beginner and experienced beekeepers, the individual or
family. Whether an individual or family, the fee for the school is $30. This includes a
course manual, pro-rated WCBA membership through August 31, 2013 and the WCBA
newsletter. Registration forms can be downloaded from our web site, or you can register
on the first night of class. Pre-registering is recommended. Registration begins on
March 7th, 2013 at 6:00 PM. Classes start promptly at 7:00 PM. All sessions are in
Amphitheaters I S2-102 & II S4-102 unless otherwise noted.
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.
Honeybees 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. Bees also
produce beeswax that can be used for everything from candles to cosmetics.
WCBA is a non-profit organization aimed at educating the public on the art of apiculture.