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« on: August 05, 2010, 02:11:01 PM »

Hi from Orange County, CA

I'm the mother of a 19-year-old girl who wants to become a bee-keeper....and looks for bee-keeping course programme in OC...Is there anybody to tell me how to find one and where? Are there any diploma or certificate to get? Please, Help...  huh
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2010, 07:08:56 AM »

Contact a local beekeepers club:
http://bascbees.org/
Looks like the website is a bit out of date, but hopefully you can find some contact info.

There are also numerous courses online. The main Beemaster page has some good tutorials. Also check out:
 
http://www.honeybeesonline.com/lessons.html and

http://www.bushfarms.com/bees.htm
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2010, 04:16:54 AM »

BEEKEEPERS ASSOC OF SOUTHERN CA
Mark Allen
P O Box 5021
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Phone: 562-841-9754
Email: contact@bascbees.org
http://bascbees.org/

BEEKEEPERS GUILD OF SAN MATEO COUNTY
Tom Vercoutere
629 Castle Hill Rd
Redwood City, CA 94061
Email: info@sanmateobee.org
http://www.sanmateobee.org

CALIFORNIA STATE BKPRS ASSOC
Patti Johnson
7220 E Grayson Rd
Hughson, CA 95326
Phone: 209-667-4590
Email: contact@californiastatebeekeepers.com
http://www.californiastatebeekeepers.com

CENTRAL VALLEY BKPRS
Mike Tolmachoff
24525 Avenue 7 1/2
Madera, CA 93637
559-674-5933ng
manddhoney@gmail.com

DELTA BEE CLUB
Alan Henninger
10828 Crothers Rd
San Jose, CA 95127
Phone: 408-251-9214
Email: alanhenninger@yahoo.com

GILROY COUNTY BKPRS ASSOC
Wayne Pitts
1726 Fine Dr
Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: 408-644-2382
Email: kingbee@uvasgold.com

LOS ANGELES COUNTY BKPRS ASSOC
16333 Parthenia St
North Hills, CA 91343
Walter McBride
Phone: 818-892-9224
Email: waltmcbride@yahoo.com
www.losangelescountybeekeepers.com

MARIN COUNTY BKPRS ASSOC
Mea McNeil Draper
Draper Farms
11 Sacramento Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960
http://www.marincountybeekeepers.org

MOUNT DIABLO BKPRS ASSOC
Jeff Peacock
3341 Walnut La
Lafayette, CA 94549
Email: hiveman@hotmail.com
http://www.diablobees.org

NEVADA COUNTY BKRPS ASSOC
227 South Auburn Street
Grass Valley, CA
Rob Slay
Phone:530-263-5613
Email:robslay@peoplepc.com
http://countryrubes.com/informationp...sociation.html

ORANGE COUNTY BKPRS ASSOC
Jim Ludiker
Phone: 714-839-BEES (2337)
http://www.ocba.homestead.com

SACRAMENTO AREA BKPRS ASSOC
2110 X Street
Sacramento, CA 95818
Phone: 916-451-2337
Email: info@sacbeekeepers.org
www.sacbeekeepers.org

SAN DIEGO BEEKEEPING SOCIETY
http://www.meetup.com/The-San-Diego-...-Meetup-Group/

SANTA CLARA VALLEY BKPRS GUILD
Wayne Pitts
1726 Fine Dr
Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: 408-644-2382
Email: kingbee@uvasgold.com

SANTA MARIA VALLEY BKPRS ASSOC
(Santa Maria to Paso Robles and beyond)
1074 Hetrick Ave.
Arroyo Grande Ca 93420
Contact: Shelley
Phone: 805-481-6897
Email: davisdirt@sbcglobal.net

SONOMA COUNTY BKPRS ASSOC
P O Box 98
Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0098
Email: president@sonomabees.org
http://www.sonomabees.org
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    BEE HAPPY  Jim 134 Smiley
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"The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways."
 John F. Kennedy
Franklin County Beekeepers Association MA. http://www.franklinmabeekeepers.org/
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2010, 10:22:54 AM »

Thank you so much for your help....I'll contact these associations.

In France, you graduate and get a national diploma in Apiculture and beekeeping.  Is it the same in the US?
Can you just take courses online and declare yourself a beekeeper to develop your proficiency or do you need a diploma just like in France plus training periods to validate your diploma?
Thanks you  ....
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2010, 09:41:32 PM »

Don't remember where I got it from but several years ago I found ,

"Beekeeping" 101, 102 &103, By John Clayton. I think he is known here by the name, Bee-master.

If you go through all the postings here you should pick up a large farm full of info.

Google

"John Clayton Beekeeping Course".


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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2010, 10:25:26 AM »


   :)doak is this it..............



http://www.beemaster.com/site/



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"The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways."
 John F. Kennedy
Franklin County Beekeepers Association MA. http://www.franklinmabeekeepers.org/
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2010, 10:54:16 AM »

Try,

Bee Master's  Beekeeping Course Home Page. :)doak
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