The Louisville Bee School

The Louisville Bee School will be back in the Fall!


  Join us October 15, 2022

Cedar Ridge Events Center 

Register below!

Come join us this spring for a full day of beekeeping instruction. Classes range from beginning to intermediate and are held by world renown beekeeping experts.

Full day of instruction and hands-on demonstration including: 

 Beginner, Hobbyist, and Sideliner Sessions

  • Apiary set up, pollinator plant and flower planting
  • Winter preparation and feeding
  • Oxalic Acid application and winter treatment
  • Varroa mite, pests and disease treatment
  • Queen rearing and Mite Chewing Behavior
  • Beekeeping Mentoring Programs
  • KSBA and KY Certified Honey program
  • Catching Swarms 
  • Installation of Nucs and packages
  • Making Splits – OTS method and other 
  • Beekeeping Classes and Mentoring Programs 


Past speakers have included:

Chris Renfrow Commercial Beekeeper specializing in Queen Rearing;

David Shockey President Hardin County Beekeepers Association;

Dr. Deborah Davis and Dr. Jen O’Keef KY Honey Testing Laboratory;

Joel Gonia Owner HoneyBear Farms KY and VP KY State Beekeeping Association; 

EAS Master Beekeepers John Benham and Kent Williams;

Lani Basburg Commercial Beekeeper with American National Insurance; 

Dr. Leonard Davis Veterinarian & Sideliner Beekeeper

Lesli Cobb KY Department for Public Health – Food Safety Branch;

Mike Mabry, President KY State Beekeeping Association;

OCBA Swarm Team;

Terry McDonald President Oldham County Beekeepers Association;

Dr. Tom Webster Professor of Entomology and Apiculture at KY State University;

Tammy Horn Porter Kentucky State Apiarist;

Tom Ballinger

Lunch Included with Pre-Registration!