Middlesex County Beekeepers Association, Inc

MIDDLESEX COUNTY
BEE SCHOOLS

By beekeepers for Beekeepers of all levels

The Middlesex County offers a variety of courses throughout the county covering all aspects and levels of beekeeping. Please see below the course offerings and information.

Beekeeping for Beginners: The Bees Knees

INSTRUCTOR: Tony Pulsone

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Welcome to the fascinating hobby of beekeeping. This class will cover the benefits and how-tos of keeping bees. Get started or get a refresher on everything from honey bee biology and behavior to how to acquire your first bees and where to place your hive. We’ll discuss equipment, how to conduct inspections, seasonal management of your colonies, and being a good neighbor.

LOCATION / DATE / TIME
Gibbs School – 41 Foster St, Arlington, MA

6 Thursdays | Feb. 1 – Mar. 14 | No class Feb 22

6:30-8:30PM

Beginning Beekeeping

INSTRUCTOR: John cheetham

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Welcome bees to your yard and harvest their honey! Join an experienced local beekeeper to learn the fundamentals of basic backyard beekeeping. You’ll learn all about setting up a hive, acquiring and installing bees, managing them throughout the seasons, harvesting their products, and finding the best local bee supply dealers for required equipment. After the seven classroom sessions, we’ll all attend a hive opening with live bees later in the spring (date to be determined by the instructor).

LOCATION / DATE / TIME
Newton South High School – 140 Brandeis Road, Newton, MA

Tuesdays 1/23/2024 – 3/19/2024  No class Feb 20th.

7:00-8:30 PM

Beekeeping

INSTRUCTOR: Rick Reault

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to interest not only the new beekeepers but also beekeepers looking to update their knowledge of honeybees.  You will learn the latest techniques for helping honeybee hives survive in our New England climate. You will learn about the honeybees, equipment, hive management, and the basics of buying and managing your bees. The course covers hive placement, harvesting honey, beeswax, and propolis, and finishes with an onsite live inspection of honeybees at The Colony in Tyngsborough, Ma. This is accomplished with 5 indoor classes and 1 outdoor class at The Colony. Your registration includes a text The Backyard Beekeeper by Kim Flottum.

LOCATION / DATE / TIME
Administration Building Auditorium – 15 Charter Rd, Acton, MA

Saturdays,  January 20 – February 17

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM