2021 Bee School

2021 Bee School Course Outline

Please contact Bennie Copeland at bcopeland@comporium.net┬áif you’re available to help with class setup on any of the weeks below.

Week 1: Feb 18 Cancelled

  • Local Association information
  • Intro and Course Description
  • Thinking Like a Bee
  • Things Bees Collect / Plants and Pollination

Sections 1.1-1.5

Week 2: Feb 25

  • Beekeeping Equipment
  • Selecting An Apiary Site

Sections 1.5-1.6

Week 3: Mar 4

  • Starting a Bee Hive
  • Working With Bees
  • Bee History

Sections 2.1-2.3 Including Ellen Goff with her Observation Hive

Week 4: Mar 11

  • Attend YCBA General Club Meeting, Speaker to be Announced

Sections 3.1-4.1

Week 5: Mar 18

  • Queens
  • Diseases
  • Seasonal Management

Sections 4.2-5.2

Week 6: Mar 25

  • Swarming
  • Extracting Honey
  • Minor Products of the Hive
  • Honey Packaging and Labeling
  • Q&A
  • Exam Review

Sections 3.1-4.1

Week 7: Apr 1

  • Exam Review
  • Exam

Sections 4.2-5.2

Week 7: Apr 3

  • Field Day