The Merrimack Valley Beekeepers Association (MVBA) hosts the preeminent beekeeping course in Southern New Hampshire and Northeast Massachusetts. Our courses cover everything you need to know to start a hobby or small business in beekeeping. The classes are taught by experienced beekeepers and are meant to be interesting to all ages as well as fun. They include lectures, presentations, demonstrations, and videos. And you will have the opportunity to purchase equipment and bee packages from local suppliers.

Bee School is presented for two parts, basic Bee School and Intermediate Bee School

Due to ongoing Covid-19 concerns, the 2022 Spring session of Bee School will be presented on-line via a live Zoom seminar. Enrollment will be limited to ensure a quality live program.

2022 Basic Bee School will meet each Tuesday evening at 6:30 to 8:00 PM, starting February 8, 2020. The format will be a presentation followed by discussion and Q&A. The presentation will be interactive to respond to requests for clarification. Lesson duration vary depending on the night’s topic.

2022 Bee School Schedule

2022 Intermediate Bee School, for experienced beekeepers will be held later in Spring 2022. The schedule and syllabus will be announced in March.

Bee School Registration