Courses

In addition to teaching undergraduate beekeeping courses at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, PA and Temple University, Ambler, PA, I also teach beginner and more advanced continuing education beekeeping courses at these schools.

Courses taught at universities

Introduction To Beekeeping

Temple University, Ambler, PA                                                                                               Feb. 8-9, and March 28-29, 2020, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.                                                                 This weekend course is designed for those who want to learn about honey bees and beekeeping:  beginning beekeepers or relatively new beekeepers wanting refresher training now that they are really into beekeeping. In this course you will learn about:

  • Honey bee biology and behavior
  • Building an apiary and harvesting honey
  • Apiary equipment and supplies
  • Management practices for each season

Taught by Master Beekeeper, Vincent J. Aloyo, PhD                                                                  To register, see: https://noncredit.temple.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=90889

Queen Rearing

Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, PA                                                         Continuing Education (non-credit) APR 110 002                                                                      May 11-12, 2020. 9AM-4PM; queen cell pickup, May 21, 2020, 6PM-8PM This two-day course will include grafting larvae, the Cloake board method of queen rearing, and the use of mating nucs. Hands on experience with grafting will complement lectures on queen rearing and queen breeding. Each student will receive a queen bar frame, plastic queen cell cups, and a grafting tool; if successful, the student may have queen cells to take home nine days later.                                                                                                             To register: https://www.delval.edu/continuing-and-professional-studies/non-credit-certificates-and-courses/beekeeping1

Introduction To Beekeeping

Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, PA,                                                                     July 18, 19, 25, 26, 2020, 9AM-4PM. New! By popular demand, this course has been lengthened from one intensive weekend to two, thus allowing more time for work in the apiary and for discussion, while maintaining coverage of essential topics.  This  extended two-weekend course is designed for hobbyists, beginning beekeepers or for experienced beekeepers wanting a refresher course or more up to date information than they have. In this course you will learn about:
•    Honey bee biology and behavior
•    Building an apiary and harvesting honey
•    Apiary equipment and supplies
•    Management practices for each season
To register: https://www.delval.edu/continuing-and-professional-studies/non-credit-certificates-and-courses/beekeeping1

Courses taught through local beekeeping clubs

Intermediate beekeeping course

Sponsored by Montgomery County Beekeepers Association of PA                        Offered on the fourth Wednesday of each month from February through September 2020, this course is targeted at beekeepers who have taken Mark Antunes beginner beekeeping course or have at least one year of experience and obtain my permission. The class meets at the 4-H Center in Creamery, PA on Route 113 For a list of topics and to register, please see: https://www.montcopabees.org/IntermediateCourse

Sponsored by Bucks County Beekeepers Association                                                Offered on the third Thursday of each month from February to September, this course is targeted at beekeepers who have taken Mark Antunes beginner beekeeping course or have at least one year of experience and obtain my permission. The class meets at the Forest Grove Presbyterian Church (1856 Forest Grove Rd, Forest Grove, PA 18922). Registration is not yet available, but will be posted at: http://www.bucksbeekeepers.com/home.html

Queen rearing course

To be offered through the MCBA PA; will be available to members only.  Further information will be forthcoming.

Courses at other venues

Courses at other venues can be arranged.