Fall Bee School

In two full-day Bee School, you will learn all the basics to keep honeybees organically; I will go over the techniques of organic beekeeping, including materials and equipment, beehive structure, the life cycle of bees, hive development and dynamic, seasonal apiary work, honey and hive products, common pests and diseases, and their organic management. A hands-on visit in the apiary (weather permitting) will serve as demonstration of the material seen in the classroom.

For those who are thinking about getting bees or are new to beekeeping, this is a great
way to learn the Whats, Hows, and Whys of organic bee management. It will get you ready to order material and bees to start comes spring.

The class will happen at my place at 31 Parkton Rd, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 on Sat. Sept 14th and 28th from 8:30 til 4:30. A pot-luck lunch will give us time to socialize & share other stories. The hands-on hive visit will take place Sunday Sept 15th from 10-12 (raindate Sunday Sept 29th) in my apiary.

Cost: $135 (includes the book provided on the first day of class). To hold your spot send your check to Jean-Claude Bourrut, at the address above. Limited to 6 participants.

About the Instructor: Jean-Claude Bourrut, an organic farmer, has been keeping honeybees for 20 years in urban and suburban settings, and currently manages a dozen hives in two apiaries. He is also the co-founder of the Boston Beekeepers Club and the instigator of the Boston Tour De Hives, an annual bike tour of local apiaries in the Greater Boston Area.

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  • Jean-Claude

    The Bee School is full. If you registered, you should have received an email from me.

    September 10, 2013

  • Courtney

    Will this class be running again in the following months? It sounds like a perfect class for me to start with but I won't be in the state until October 1st.

    September 8, 2013

    • Jean-Claude

      Unless someone else teaches it, I won't propose it in Spring 2014.

      September 8, 2013

  • Jean-Claude

    Reminder that I register folks when I receive their check. RSVP here does not assure you a place. As of Sunday 9/8, there is still spots but I am expecting 1 or 2 will fill tomorrow.

    September 8, 2013

  • Jay G.

    Are seats still available for this class?

    September 8, 2013

  • Mary

    Can't wait! Especially since this will prepare me for keeping bees in the spring. I visited Sadie's hives and was SO impressed with her knowledge.

    September 5, 2013

  • Catie

    I'm very interested in your beekeeping course, However, I'll be out of town the weekend of the 28th. Do you have future courses planned?

    September 3, 2013

    • Jean-Claude

      I usually do one in the spring but i do not think there will be one in 2014

      September 3, 2013

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