73nd ANNUAL WORCESTER COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION
(Worcester, MA) The Worcester County Beekeepers Association (WCBA), the oldest county beekeeping association in the country, will be holding its 73nd Annual Beekeeping School beginning March 5th, 2015. 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 (immediate family only, limit of 2). This includes a course manual, pro-rated WCBA membership through August 31, 2015 and the WCBA newsletter. Class size is limited. Pre-registering is highly recommended. Registration forms can be downloaded from our web site, or you can register on the first night of class, if seats are still available. Doors open March 5th, 2015 at 6:00 PM. Classes start promptly at 7:00 PM. All sessions are in Amphitheaters II S4-102 & III S6-102 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. Honeybees 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.