This page will list courses that are appropriate for beekeepers who have already taken some stings!
Chester County Annual Seminar March 15
Beginner and Advanced Sessions are held at this popular event. Frequently sells out early – reserve your spot now. More information may be found at: www.chescobees.org
Delaware Valley College: to register, email conteddelval.edu or phone 215-489-4848
Queen Rearing (course APR 110 002; $150)
Learn how to raise your own queens using the Cloake Board method. This 2 day course will provide both theory of queen rearing and hands-on practice. Each student will be provided with a queen cell bar frame, plastic queen cups and a Chinese grafting tool. Successful grafts will be made available for students to take home. Saturday and Sunday May 11-12, 2013.
Temple University, Ambler Campus
Queen Rearing $190 (http://amb-hercules.ftwash.temple.edu/CourseStatus.awp?&course=13C8058)
Learn how to raise your own queens using the Cloake Board method. This 2 day course will provide both theory of queen rearing and hands-on practice. Each student will be provided with a queen cell bar frame, plastic queen cups and a Chinese grafting tool. Successful grafts will be made available for students to take home. Saturday and Sunday May 18-19, 2013.
A NATURALIST’S APPROACH TO BEEKEEPING
Winter Weekend Organic Beekeeping Workshop
Held at The Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn, NYC
February 2 & 3, 2013
This two-day class will introduce students to Organic/Natural Beekeeping with a Biodynamic influence. You will come away with the knowledge, as well as the inspiration to nurture your honeybees and respect these hardworking, gentle creatures who live in complex and beautiful communities.
$200 per person. (individual days are $110)
Intro to Organic Beekeeping: Planning a New Hive for Spring (Saturday 10am – 6pm)
Learn about the basic requirements and responsibilities for organic beekeeping. This class introduces students to a nurturing way of beekeeping, and a philosophy of respect and love for these amazing creatures. There is a hands-on demonstration of assembling a wooden hive, and extensive class handouts to help new beekeepers.
Understanding and Caring For Your Bees(Sunday 10am – 6pm)
Topics will include: hive congruency and design to benefit the colony (including Top Bar Hives); Honeybee health and disease management the natural way; seasonal concerns and methods to help keep your honeybees strong.
PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT IS REQUIRED. Email HoneybeeLives@Yahoo.com.
Or Call 845-255-6113 Visit our website www.HoneybeeLives.org for more info on our approach to beekeeping. Visit www.TheCommonsBrooklyn.org for other interesting program
Instructors: Chris Harp and Grai St. Clair Rice
EASTERN APICULTURAL SOCIETY – SHORT COURSE – WEST CHESTER, PA AUGUST 5-9, 2013 see easternapiculture.org for details as they develop!
When: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Penn State Lehigh Valley
2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley, PA
(located across from the Promenade Shops)
What: Meet and hear presentations by honeybee experts and
Who: Ross Conrad, respected author and naturalist in beekeeping;
Dr. Diana Cox Foster, Entomology Professor for Penn State;
Warren Miller, President of the PA State Beekeepers Assoc.
This presentation is for new and experienced beekeepers as well as anyone
interested in learning about nature and our environment.
Bring your friends and fellow beekeepers. Register early to guarantee a
For more information, visit the LVBA website:
Queen Rearing Course at Temple Ambler
Master Beekeeper, Vincent Aloyo, PhD
This two-day course will include grafting larvae, the Cloake board method of queen
rearing, and the use of mating nucs. Hands on experience with grafting will complement
lectures on queen rearing and queen breeding. Each student will receive a queen bar
frame, plastic queen cell cups, and a grafting tool; if successful, the student may have
queen cells to take home nine days later.
The course will take place the weekend of June 9-10, 2012. Registration is limited to 12
To register, please go to:
Contact Vincent Aloyo, 610-278-1621