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Welcome new Bee School Students!
Beginner Beekeeping Classes Now in Progress
Rhode Island College – 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave, Providence, RI 02908 Friday mornings, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7 (10:00 AM – 12:30 PM), Instructor: Betty Mencucci. Saturday mornings, Feb 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8 (10:00 AM – 12:30 PM), Instructor: Betty Mencucci.
University of RI, East Farm (Building 75) – 2095 Kingstown Rd South Kingstown, RI 02879-1615 Thursday nights, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13 (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM), Instructor: Evelyn Vose. Saturday mornings, Feb 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8 (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM), Instructor: Evelyn Vose.
The course will cover everything the beginning beekeeper needs to know. Subjects will include getting started, the honeybee life cycle, choosing an apiary site, buying bees and equipment, assembly of the hive, installing package bees, catching swarms, nectar sources, bee diseases and pests, hive inspections and wintering. A variety of beekeeping equipment will be displayed and demonstrated each week. The cost for the 5-week course is $65.00 per person. This includes all course materials, a textbook and membership dues in the Rhode Island Beekeepers Association through April 1, 2015. Additional family members at the same address may attend for $10.00 each. (In this case, the entire family will be a member of the organization but will receive only one textbook and one set of handouts). Advance registration is required. To enroll, print out the 2014 registration form and send with your check payable to:RI Beekeepers Association, PO Box 64, Greenville, RI 02828
For more information, call Betty Mencucci at 401-568-8449 or email firstname.lastname@example.org