Bee School

Beginner Beekeeping Class Schedule Now Available    (Printer friendly version 2017 Bee School Announcement 1-16-17  )

RI College, Providence Campus: Fridays  Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 and March 3 (snow day March 10)  9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Instructor: Betty Mencucci


RI College, Providence Campus: Saturdays  Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 and March 4 (snow day March 11)  9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Instructor: Betty Mencucci


URI East Farm: Wednesdays  Feb 1, 8, 15, 22 and March 1 (snow day March 8)
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Instructor: Ed Karle


URI Kingston Campus: Thursdays  Feb 9, 16, 23, March 2 and 9 (snow day March 16)
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Instructor: Steve Burke


URI Kingston Campus: Saturdays   CLASS IS NOW FULL


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.

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 December 31, 2017.  As room space is available, additional family members at the same address may attend and share course materials for $10.00 each.  We reserve the right to limit family members.  Advance registration is required.

To enroll print out the 2017 registration form 1-16-17and send with your check payable to RIBA:

RI Beekeepers Association,  PO Box 64,  Greenville, RI  02828

We regret that this registration cannot be handled by PayPal.

For more information you may email the instructors:  bmencucci@verizon.net ewkarle@yahoo.com  or shburkewake@gmail.com   or call Betty Mencucci at 401-568-8449.