The Louisville Bee School

The Louisville Fall Bee School is almost here!




Join us October 16th starting at 730am

Held at Cedar Ridge Events Center

4010 Old Routt Rd, Louisville, KY 40299

Register here or below!

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 



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!