Beginner Beekeeping Basics Course

Beginner Beekeeping Basics: 2020

March 5, 12, 19, 26, Snow date April 2

Field Day: April 11


PSU Extension Office

Ag Heritage Building, Rooms 7 & 8

185 Franklin Farm Lane

Chambersburg, PA 17236


$60.00 for immediate family of 5 (all age children welcome)


 Agenda includes:

3/5   Introduction to Honey Bees and Where to buy bees and how to install them

3/12  Wooden ware (hives) and protective gear,  tools and equipment

3/19  Yard work  where and how to place your apiary and hive management

3/26  Recognizing predators, pests, diseases and maladies

4/42  Snow make up day/movies,videos Q & A, course review and clarifications

4/11  Field Day: Hands on installation of a package and a nucleus hive at a working apiary


PennState Extension’s “Beekeeping Basics” Is the reference book that comes with your class.

  • Free 1yr membership to the Franklin County Beekeepers Association of PA
  • We offer meetings, events, seminars and workshops as continued education for skills and confidence building as they are needed in the changing seasons.
  • A support system of mentors to help answer questions when problems arise
  • At the end of the season we present students with a certificate establishing completion of the first year of beekeeping.

Please download the (BBB) Beginner Beekeeping Basics Form

follow instructions and send with check or money order (NO CASH)


Mail to:

P.O.Box 341,
Chambersburg, PA 17201.


You can also stop at the PSU Extension Office to register.