2017 MCBA Beginner Beekeeper Class
The class will cover basic honey bee biology, getting started with honey bees, all the equipment you will need, fundamental management skills, harvesting your crop and preparing for winter. Students will be advised on kinds of equipment to purchase, where to get bees and how to handle problems.
The class dates and the specific syllabus for each day are shown below. We cover 15 hours of classroom instruction plus field days at the Club’s apiary.
Cost for the class is $85 for an individual or $100 for a family. In addition to the class tuition, students receive a textbook, 1 year membership in the Medina County Beekeepers Association and a variety of magazines and catalogs from the beekeeping industry. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged so we know how to prepare, but fees can be paid at the first class. (Current MCBA members who have paid for and taken the class before may retake the class for free.)
Beginners Half-Hour returns in January!
The “Beginners Half Hour” at 6:30 across the street from our regular meeting room, so bring your questions, observations and notebooks so you can ask, and get answered those questions that too often don’t get asked during the regular meeting.
Welcome to the Medina County Beekeepers Association's website. We hope you enjoy your time here and can find what you want about bees and beekeeping.
MCBA has a strong mentoring tradition. If you are interested in learning more in a one-on-one setting, go to our online mentor list and give a call to one of our volunteers. Be sure to read the expectations of a mentee so you can get the most out of the experience.
If you are interested in serving as a mentor, please also go the the mentor list and add yourself to the page. Thanks for volunteering.
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