Backyard Beekeeping Class taught by Jeremy Barnes. Six introductory classes for those with an interest in honey bees but with no prior knowledge. Participants will be provided with the information and skills needed to establish and maintain their own backyard hives. Meeting in an apiary in Seven Valleys, the classes will combine the theoretical (structure of a hive, honey bee biology, colony dynamics, nectar and pollen sources, common diseases and treatments, etc.) with the practical (inspecting and evaluating the growth of the bees and diagnosing the health of a colony).
Days: Wednesdays on April 6, 13, 20, 27, and May 18 and 25.
Time: 5:30 - 7:30pm
Cost: $75. Handouts and suggested reading materials will be provided.
Pre-registration is required as class size is limited.<
For further information contact Jeremy Barnes: or call (717) 428-1144.

Penn State Beekeeping 101 Online Class
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YCBA Nu Bee Information

New Beginner's Magazine- "BEEkeeping: Your First Three Years"
Bee Culture is launching a new beginner's magazine called "BEEkeeping : Your First Three Years".

A quarterly, newsstand-only offering, the first issue has articles aimed specifically at new, and not quite so new beekeepers looking for reliable beekeeping information from sources that they can trust.

The first issue features articles on Successful Beekeeping, Finding Beeyards, What To Do And Why, Top Bar Hives, Urban Beekeeping, New Products, Beekeeping Equipment and Getting Bees.

Available nationwide in TSC Farm stores, Barnes & Noble, Hastings and Books-A-Million Bookstores, and hundreds of independent book stores all over the map, the new Quarterly ha s been on newsstands since Dec.