Penn State University offers an on-line course you can begin at any time of the year. For details, see: http://beekeeping101.psu.edu/?gclid=CKr-pZX-nLcCFU-d4AodFxcASQ You can also download and print their Beekeeping Basics, textbook free. Click here: http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/FreePubs/pdfs/agrs93.pdf
North Carolina State University has a similar offering. Both institutions have well-respected Apiculture programs. For info about NCSU's on line course, click: http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/entomology/apiculture/BEES.html
Delaware Valley College: to register, email conteddelval.edu or phone 215-489-4848
Intermediate Level beekeeping: Spring Management (course APR 105 002; $160)
This course is for beekeepers who want to learn techniques to reduce swarming, make splits, detect and control disease and other important spring management techniques. The course is spread over three Saturdays, April 13, 20 and May 4, 2013 so that we can perform manipulations one Saturday and check the results the next.
Introductory Beekeeping (course APR 101 002; $170)
This 3-day course will cover the basics of beekeeping including honey bee biology and behavior, equipment, obtaining bees. In addition, students will gain practical experience in the college Apiary. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 12-14.
Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild 2-DAY Short Course for New Beekeepers
Getting Started with Honeybees
Feb. 23 and May 4
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Chester County Beekeepers Association
The Chester County Beekeepers Association will present beekeeping seminars at Westtown School in Chester County, Pennsylvania on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Click here for more info.
EASTERN APICULTURAL SOCIETY - SHORT COURSE - WEST CHESTER, PA
AUGUST 5-9, 2013 see easternapiculture.org for details as they develop!
MONTGOMERY CO. PA BEEKEEPERS ASSOC. (MCBA)
The Montgomery County Beginners Beekeeping Course offers classes that are timely to your seasonal beekeeping needs. The course continues hands on beekeeping at the 4-H Center Apiary! 8 classes from February to September. Hands on activities in the apiary start at 6:00pm as of the second class. Veils are mandatory at the apiary. Classroom activities start at 7:00pm. $80 / person includes membership to the MCBA, Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association (PSBA), a ticket to the fall banquet, educational materials, and eight classes. $120 / couple includes family membership to the MCBA, PSBA & two banquet tickets. For more information check out our website at where you can register too. www.montcobeekeepers.org or e-mail us at: Inquiries@MontCoBeekeepers.org
Hands-on Beekeeping Class. This course is scheduled for five Sunday sessions from February thru July at Worcester Honey Farm. Only 25 people for each group of classes will be accepted and advance registration is required. The instructor is committed to present a knowledgeable and enjoyable, interactive, and intensively hands-on workshop. We are friendly and encourage you to contact us throughout the course for advice, help, or a sympathetic ear. Become comfortable opening and working your hives, touch bee’s shoulders to get them to move over, hive a swarm from a crabapple tree, bring your honey to extract on the last class, and inspect hives. There will be hives set up with typical beekeeping problems such as laying workers―and resolve any problems found. All this plus beekeeper camaraderie and tasty appetizers.
To reserve a spot or get more information, see www.pabeekeeper.com Contact information: Email: HandsOn@pabeekeeper.com