YCBA offers a Beekeeping 101 classes for those interested in becoming beekeepers and managing honey bees. The classes are held monthly, starting in March and running through August. Course content and material is coordinated with what is happening in the hives at that particular time of year.
Since 2019 will be YCBA Centennial, we will be offering two Beekeeping 101 classes, one based in Seven Valleys and the other closer to Stewartstown.
A flier containing additional course information, class schedules and fees can be accessed by clicking on the blue header "YCBA Beekeeping 101 Classes".
To register for classes use the blue "Registration Form" below.
Please contact us if you are interested in working with a mentor. Anyone seeking a mentor must meet the following requirements:
- Must be an active YCBA member, and
- Must have completed at least one beekeeping course, either a local course OR Penn State online Beekeeping 101 course.
New Beekeeper Information
Bee Culture has a new beginner's magazine called "BEEkeeping: Your First Three Years".
It is a quarterly, newsstand-only offering, aimed specfically at new, and not quite so new beekeepers looking for reliable beekeeping information from sources that they can trust.
Available nationwide in Tractor Supply Company Farm stores, Barnes & Noble, Hastings and Book-A-Million Bookstores, and hundreds of independent book stores.