This workshop series will consist of four sessions and are 5 hours each, May through June.
Each 5 hour session will be scheduled on a Saturday or Sunday. Saturday classes may be rescheduled to Sunday due to inclement weather
If you are interested, please contact:
Phone: (508) 559-1046
Cost is $400 (cash)
Registration starts at 9:30 am on Session One.
For the remaining sessions, class starts promptly at 10:00 am and will go until 3:00 pm.
Workshops tend to fill up quickly, so please register early
You will need:
SESSION 1, SATURDAY, May 11, 2024
SESSION 2, SATURDAY, May 18, 2024
SESSION 3, SATURDAY, June 1, 2024
SESSION 4, SATURDAY, June 8, 2024
Massachusetts State Apiary Inspector
Paul Tessier started in 2017 with MDAR as a Seasonal Apiary Inspector in the Apiary Program. His family has been beekeeping for the past seven years and has a small sustainable apiary in Dighton, MA. He is not only knowledgeable about honey bees and beekeeping in Massachusetts, but also passionate about providing support to beekeepers. Paul transitioned to a Full Time Apiary Inspector in March 2021.
Master Beekeeper, Cornell, NY
Owner of Charlton Bee Company
In 2019, Scott decided to finally turn his hobby into a business. He started Charlton Bee Company, selling 3lb packages, overwintered nucs, locally raised queens, and of course, honey!
Owner of Charlton Bee Company, Master Beekeeper Scott Herbert, has been dedicated to learning all he can about honeybees. He has taken queen rearing classes, and completed Cornell’s master Beekeeping certificate program. He is VERY excited to be chosen to participate in the Penn State Northeast SARE funded EPIQ (Education, Production, and Insemination of Queens) Program through 2023.
Scott now teaches 2 sessions of the same WCBA Bee School he attended when he started out, and is also on the WCBA Board of Directors. He loves to talk about honeybees to anyone that will listen, and has done numerous talks at local libraries and Grange’s
Raising your own queens is a part of sustainable beekeeping. There are a number of benefits, including saving money, raising queens with survivor and disease resistance traits, requeening your own hive, and most importantly, learning a valuable new skill.