Learn the essential skills necessary to becoming a great beekeeper! Held in January each year, and covering fundamental topics in Connecticut Beekeeping, this intensive 4-day workshop immerses you in the concepts needed for beekeeping success.
Get your start in beekeeping or brush up on your skills!
Beekeeping Terminology and Basic Equipment
The Colony and Its Organization
Getting Started with a Packet of Bees
Suburban Area Hive Management
Seasonal Hive Management
Fall and Winter Preparations
Bee Diseases and Colony Registration
Are you new to beekeeping?
Get started on the right track. From terminology to setup and organization of your first hive to coverage of diseases that affect bees and honey production here in the Northeast, our Bee School sessions offer instruction and guidance from knowledgeable beekeepers and experienced professionals.
Already an experienced beekeeper?
Learn more about winterizing your colony or fighting disease, discuss the latest techniques and get advice from local professionals, swap stories, and elevate your beekeeping knowledge. Join CBA and sign in to use your membership discount.
Session 1 - Saturday, January 8th
Basic Terminology and Equipment, Dr. Dewey Caron
The Colony and Its Organization, Bill Hesbach
Session 2 - Saturday, January 15th
Setting Up Your Hive in Suburban Areas, Steve Dinsmore
Getting Started in Beekeeping, Randy Oliver
Session 3 - Saturday, January 22nd
Navigating the Management of Your New Colony Through the Seasons, Randy Oliver
Session 4 - Saturday, January 29th
Bee Diseases, Pest Management and the Registration of Your Colonies, Mark Creighton
Dr. Dewey M. Caron
Dr. Caron is an Emeritus Professor of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, and an Affiliate Professor, in the Department of Horticulture, at Oregon State University. He spent over forty years teaching and doing research at Cornell University, the University of Maryland, and the University of Delaware. He has authored ten books on the care of honey bees and is a regular contributor to the American Bee Journal.
Mark H. Creighton
State of Connecticut Apiary Inspector
Past President, Connecticut Beekeepers Association
EAS Certified Master Beekeeper
President, Connecticut Beekeepers Association
Randy is a renowned speaker, educator, bee biologist, leading researcher, commercial beekeeper, and regular contributor to the American Beekeeping Journal. He is one of the premier beekeeping speakers in the U.S. and the owner/author of www.scientificbeekeeping.com.