Congratulations to our 2022 ECBA Bee School Graduates!


  • Registration for the 2023 Bee School will begin in January 2023.
    If you are interested sign up HERE or click the image above to get notified when registration opens in 2023.

  • BEE SCHOOL FAQS - to answer your questions.
  • BEE SCHOOL 2022 SYLLABUS - to give you an idea of how the course runs.
  • Contact Bee School: mailto:beeschool@essexcountybeekeepers.org


    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

    There will be a workshop on building bee equipment. The final class is spent in the field working with live honeybees. Check the web site for updates.