The Louisville Bee School

Come join us this spring and fall 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: 

  • Mite-biting behavior  
  • Apiary set up, pollinator plant and flower planting 
  • Catching Swarms 
  • Installation of Nucs and packages 
  • Making Splits – OTS method and other 
  • Varroa mite, pests and disease treatment 
  • KSBA and KY Certified Honey program 
  • Beekeeping Classes and Mentoring Programs 
  • Queen rearing 
  • Labeling – Bottling – Making Soap – Candles 



Check out our Excellent Speakers and Topics!

Spring bee school spring

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!