Welcome to Bee Class : The Next Step in Bee Keeping

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This site is dedicated to all those who care about --

A honey bee dead!  No future for mankind.









Bee class is a site with  information on beekeeping for  new beekeepers.

I have thought and learned a great deal about beekeeping.  But try as I can, I don't know what the future is?

As in a poem by Mary Hallock Foote written in the 1800's who really cares if a honey bee dies?

Robbed in the autumn, starving for bread;
Who stops to pity a honey-bee dead?

Swinging and circling, face to the sun,
Brief little planet, how it doth run!

Quote from Vanity of Vanities by Mary Hallock Fotte

Hopefully, you do care!  Honey bees swinging and circling, face to the sun, brief little planet, how it doth run-- and what do we do if we stop and never pity a honey-bee dead?

This site is supported with the sale of materials that save hours of downloading material from this site.  Click The pictures for ordering various materials produced by Dana Stahlman over many years of beekeeping activity.

There is no fees for using this site.  It includes a complete class for beginning beekeepers, access to many old books which you can download free or order on line if you want to save time.

 You might begin with a short essay written by: John Burroughs called The Pastoral Bees written in 1779.  He was a writer and contemporary of James R. Lowell, Emerson, and John Muir.  As a Naturalist he named his home "Woodchuck Lodge" which is a national monument.

Next step beekeeping will help you avoid:

1)  The frustration of a bee school that does not treat you as an individual student.

2)  A common complaint from students is "everything I was taught doesn't seem to be working?"

3)  They think my questions are stupid!

If you are interested  : use the menu in the left column to search options and features of this web site.

It is my opinion that the best book written about the management and keeping bees is Dr. C.C. Miller's  Fifty Years Among the Bees.  A copy can be found at:   The Everett F. Phillips' Beekeeping Collection at Cornell's Albert R. Mann Library is one of the largest and most complete apiculture libraries in the world.  Their library is digitized and can be read on line.


These pages are being worked on and added.  Many are under construction and will be on line shortly.  The Next step beekeeping classes one to five have been uploaded for your use now.