NORTHERN VIRGINIA BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION 

NVBA Beekeeping Education Courses - 2019- 2020

We will be announcing the dates for our 2020 classes shortly - stay tuned!


Class Cost is $150 and includes 3 reference books.

Class will be held 12pm - 4pm. 

This four day course will introduce beekeeping basics such as Honey Bee biology, beekeeping equipment, basic colony management, pests, apiary location and local laws. You will be prepared to order equipment and bees, get started beekeeping in spring and care for your bees through the first year. There will also be a hands on apiary session in March/April which will be scheduled as weather permits.

Location: St Stephen & St Agnes School, 400 Fontaine Street Alexandria, Va 22302

Other Bee Education Courses


Online Bee Courses
‚ÄčAre you interested in learning more about bees and beekeeping, but don’t necessarily want to keep bees?  Search the internet for local short courses or try an on-line course.  Here are a couple of examples of educational alternatives to taking our course:


  • North Carolina State University offers on-line, self-paced classes at various levels of mastery.  It is called Beekeeper Education and Engagement System (BEES).  There is a suggested donation of $25 per course. 

https://entomology.ces.ncsu.edu/apiculture/bees/

  • Pennsylvania State University offers an on-line course called “Penn State Beekeeping 101.”  They are currently offering the course at a fall discount rate of $129 (it is normally $189).  The course is open to beekeepers of all levels of experience.  Enrollment gives the student access to the program and materials for a year.

http://beekeeping101.psu.edu/

 

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