ECBA Bee School is on vacation.
Congratulations to our 2017 Graduates!

Bee School will start up again in February 2018.

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm - 9:00pm for 9 weeks in the Bee Building at Topsfield, MA Fairgrounds. The 2017 cost of the class was $75 per person, and the 2018 price will probably be very close to that if not the same.



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Contact Bee School

About the Course: Practical Beekeeping

The Essex County Beekeepers' Association is offers a nine week course for beginning beekeepers and others with an interest in bees. Practical Beekeeping is an introductory level course designed to provide students, with no previous knowledge or experience with beekeeping, the necessary information and skills to keep honeybees and produce honey and beeswax.

The course includes instruction on bee biology, required equipment, setting up bee hives, acquiring and installing bees, managing bees through the seasons, harvesting bee products, local bee supply dealers, and a workshop on building bee equipment. The final class is spent in the field working with live honeybees. Check the web site for updates.

Other Bee Schools

Other possibilities are to contact other County Bee Associations, Local Bee Supply Dealers, or North Shore Community College. A list of other local Beekeeping Schools follows: