Celebrating 100 years of
York County beekeeping


Celebrating 100 years of
York County beekeeping

Beekeeping 101

YCBA Beekeeping 101 Classes

Every year the YCBA offers a Beekeeping 101 Class for those interested in managing honey bees.  The classes are held monthly, starting in March, and are coordinated with what is happening in the hives at that particular time of year.

Next year, because of the Centennial, we anticipate offering two such classes, one based in Seven Valleys and the other closer to Stewartstown. 

Dates, details and the curriculum will be posted on this site in January 2019, as well as an active sign up registration form.

Registration Form


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. 

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