Bjorn Apiaries
Classes held in working apiaries, with hands-on practical application. If you want more than the standard bee class with 8 hours of "talk", then this is for you. We passed on the power-point picture of a queen, and think it's better for you to see the real thing. That's our philosophy.

For pictures from the 2011 classes, Click Here

Bjorn Apiaries has been holding open houses, classes, and other functions at it's Honeycomb Farm location for nearly 20 years now. Classes are instructed with former state bee inspectors as well as experts in the field. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned beekeeper, we all learn from each other in social style instruction.

Every year beekeepers ask if we hold classes

other than traditional Saturday timeframes.

This year due to time constraints in our bee business with

nuc orders, we are offering Sunday classes.  

Classes at Bjorn Apiaries range from sustainable beekeeping, queen rearing, and inspector classes. We also cover alternative styles of beekeeping. 
Classes are not classroom only instruction. They are hands-on and proactive. The best way to learn while having fun with other beekeepers.

Bjorn Apiary Gift Certificates

Need a unique and special gift for the beekeeping spouse or friend? Want to say "Thank You" to your mentor or the person who has helped you over the years with beekeeping? Want to push that person who has been sitting on the fence for years thinking of starting beekeeping? This may be just right for you. Bjorn Apiary class certificates are good for any class and good at any time. Call for additional information. 

Information for all classes. Please read!

You may get on the tentative list for any classes now. All classes must be paid in January or you will lose your spot. Any registration taken after January 31, 2021 must be made with full payment.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund made up to March 15, 2021 Any cancellation after March 15, 2016 will have no refund issued unless we can fill your seat at the class. We are able to fill most cancelled registrations. But this policy must be in place for last minute cancellations, or late registrations that turn into no-pay and no-shows.   

Class times are from 9:00a.m. to 4:00pm. Lunch, refreshments and drinks provided.


Classes are held at Honeycomb Farms, 180 Century Lane, Dillsburg, Pa. 17019


May 15 OR May 16, 2021  Sustainable Beekeeping Class            $75.00 per person - $120.00 for couples 

A great class covering seasonality of beekeeping, hive inspections, and about every topic you can imagine. A hands-on experience in the bee yard. Lots of fun!

June 12, 2021 Queen Rearing Class 

100.00 per person 150.00 per couple.

Learn the craft of raising quality queens. From swarm cells, walk away splits, to grafting. All equipment such as grafting tools provided. If ever wanted to raise queens, or tried and didn't do too well...this class is for you. Learn all the tricks of the trade to raise queens.


Send check payable to: Bjorn Apiaries

                        Mail to: Mike Thomas  696 Potts Hill Rd. Lewisberry, Pa. 17339


You can also call for secure credit card payment - 717-938-0444 

Rain Date for each class will be Sunday. 


Please Note....We have never held a class that did not book full.

Do not wait to register. Thank you.


Classes at Bjorn Apiaries

for 2021.

Sustainable Beekeeping - A More Natural Approach

May 15th OR May 16th.

Queen Rearing - 6/12/21

Annual FREE Mason Bee Class 



Free Mason Bee Class for 2021

Please check the "Mason Bees" Page for Details.

If Interested, please register. Very limited class size.