Bee School

Beginner Beekeeping Class

The beekeeper season begins in Winter, and that’s when we offer Beginner Beekeeping Classes.  We invite you to sign up on our  2017 Advance Notice List by contacting our Bee School Director at  the email address below.   Include your contact information and your preferred location (Providence or Kingston) for the 2017 classes so we can get in touch with you.

This course covers 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.

Beginner Beekeeping Classes start in February each year at Rhode Island College in Providence, and at the University of Rhode Island’s Kingston campus.  Evening classes are particularly popular at URI and attendance is limited, so please take advantage of the 2017 Advance Notice List.

Betty Mencucci  bmencucci@verizon.net