Each year YCBA offers classes for new beekeepers. To learn more about the classes being offered click on the "YCBA Beekeeping 101 Classes" header above.
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 1 beekeeping course (either a local course OR Penn State online Beekeeping 101 course.
New Beekeeper Information
New Beginner's Magazine- "BEEkeeping: Your First Three Years"
Bee Culture is launching a new beginner's magazine called "BEEkeeping : Your First Three Years".
A quarterly, newsstand-only offering, the first issue has articles aimed specifically at new, and not quite so new beekeepers looking for reliable beekeeping information from sources that they can trust.
The first issue features articles on Successful Beekeeping, Finding Beeyards, What To Do And Why, Top Bar Hives, Urban Beekeeping, New Products, Beekeeping Equipment and Getting Bees.
Available nationwide in TSC Farm stores, Barnes & Noble, Hastings and Books-A-Million Bookstores, and hundreds of independent book stores all over the map, the new Quarterly ha s been on newsstands since Dec