Bee School

Would You Like to Learn Beekeeping?  Bee School

Beginner Beekeeping Classes start in February each year.  The next RIBA Bee School will start in February 2018 to prepare new beekeepers for starting hives in Spring 2018.

It has been very popular and successful for folks to get on the Advance Notice List to get registration information as soon as it becomes available in the Fall, 2017.  It doesn’t obligate you to anything but you will be the first to know when we know.

This 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.

To sign up for the Advance Notice List, please send your name, contact information and preferred location of northern RI (RI College, Providence RI) or southern  (University of RI, Kingston RI) to Betty Mencucci:
or send it by US mail to:  RIBA Bee School,  PO Box 64,  Greenville,  RI  02828

 Intermediate Beekeeping Class

We offer Intermediate classes in the summer for those who wish to increase their beekeeping skills.   As summer approaches, check back for more information.