NVBA Beekeeping Education Courses

Registration for NVBA Beginning Beekeeping courses is now open. Classes are 2 days and will be held on consecutive Saturdays or Sundays from 9am-5pm at St. Stevens and St. Agnes school in Alexandria (400 Fontaine St, Alexandria Va 22302). Please note there are no food vendors close by - please bring a sack lunch. We will provided light snacks and water.

There are only 30 spaces/class and they fill quickly - we will maintain a waiting list.

You may bring one family member for free. They will not receive any class materials.

Please no children under 12.

To register please click on the links below.

Class 1 - Dec 2017: Beginning Beekeeping Dec 9 & 16 Class

Class 2 - Jan 2018: Beginning Beekeeping Jan 14 & 21 Class

Other local Beekeeping classes - Start Jan 9, 2018

Beginning Bee Keeping Class: Tuesday evenings: 7-9 pm

Centreville High School, 6001 Union Mill Rd, Clifton, VA

The Class is 8 weeks long and approximately 2 hours per class (a couple may take a little longer). You’ll get 3 textbooks and a USB drive containing tips of the trade. A family member (spouse, older child, or significant other) is welcome without additional cost, but you’ll have to share books and materials.

Contact :

Bruce Jackabon: (703-455-0717)

Nate Muller: (571-245-2311)


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.

  • 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.


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