Bee School (Beekeeping Classes)

2015 Bee School- Applications are FULL

Thanks to everyone who attended the Open House on Nov. 22, 2014.  WE NOW HAVE MORE BEE SCHOOL APPLICANTS THAN WE HAVE ROOM FOR.  Some of you who attended open house only left a name and no way to contact you- so be in touch if that is you.

Please looks at the Northern Virginia Teaching Consortium for more classes being held in the region and feel free to join our PWRBA Bee Club or another local club.



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 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:

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: