Bee School Application Process

APPLICATIONS FOR BEE SCHOOL 2017 ARE NOW CLOSED

Please see list of other classes as part of the Northern Virginia Teaching Consortium here:  http://pwrbeekeepers.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2017-Practical-Beekeeping-for-Beginners-Classes.pdf

Information about Bee School in general is found here: http://pwrbeekeepers.com/education/pwrba-bee-school/

Things to know about the 2017 PWRBA Bee School Application Process

  • Please join us at the Open House to meet beekeepers on Saturday Nov 19th from 1-3 pm at the Manassas Church of the Brethren, 10047 Nokesville Road (Rt.28), Manassas, VA
  • Applications are accepted anytime up to the Open House Sat. Nov 19th, 2016
  • Applications will be reviewed after the Open House and a roster of the 2017 class will be made available in early December 2017. Space available, we will continue to accept applications into January, 2017.
  • If you are accepted into class, class meets 8 times between mid-January and mid-March on TUESDAY evenings from 7-9 pm.
  • The Class Fee (includes class books, presentations, and PWRBA membership dues) will be $100.00 per family DO NOT PAY AT THIS TIME- WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT YOUR APPLICATION IS ACCEPTED in early December.
  • This course is very popular and has filled up most years. Class size is limited to 25. Selection for class is based on application and if needed, evaluation and/or Active PWRBA members will be given priority.
  • You should know that the initial cost for setting up your bee hives averages approximately $600-$800 including equipment and bees, but not including the class Also, be aware that manipulating bee hive bodies does require strength enough to lift heavy boxes filled with honey weighing sometimes well over 40 pounds.

Questions?

Bee School Principal Louise Edsall 703-987-8172

Bee School Assistant Tracy Williamson at 703-599-7594

Email: BeeSchool@PWRBeekeepers.com

PWRBA Bee School: The Prince William Regional Beekeepers is part of the Northern Virginia Teaching Consortium. We teach Introduction to Practical Beekeeping classes in Manassas every winter. Beginning classes are open to adults and children (age 10 and over and accompanied by an adult) and geared to those who want to keep honeybees. In the beginning classes you will learn: History of Beekeeping  * Life Cycle and Biology of Honeybees * Set up and Maintenance of Beehives * Seasonal Hive Management * Beekeeping Equipment & Supplies * Integrated Pest Management * Sustainable Beekeeping * Nectar Sources * Where to Get Bees * Installation of Honeybees into a Colony * and more.

THE LIST BELOW INCLUDES OTHER CLASSES IN THE AREA &/OR  ONLINE CLASSES

The Northern Virginia Beekeeping Teachers Consortium runs very similar beekeeping classes in Northern Virginia,  Centreville, Loudoun, Fauquier, Culpepper, Woodstock, the Northern Neck, Madison, Lynchburg area, Winchester, West VA. & D.C. See link below for list of classes:

2017 CONSORTIUM CLASSES

Are you interested in learning more about bees and beekeeping, but don’t necessarily want to keep bees, or make a commitment to an 8-week course?  There are many internet based short courses. Below are a few examples:

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