"Bee Club Basics or
How to Start a Bee Club"
During my 5 years as Missouri State Beekeepers Association secretary, one of the most-asked questions was about how to run a bee club. "Bee Club Basics" is my 198-page guide to get that educational non-profit club started, or re-invigorated.
With 30 pages of check lists and guides, beekeepers can quickly get an educational non-profit off the ground and focused on supporting their local beekeeping community.
The book and class are also certified through Great Plains Master Beekeeping for credit towards journeyman level master beekeeping certification.
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Bee Club Basics autographed book $35 and gift set $49.95 including shipping to continental US.
Also available on Amazon and at Dadant.
American Bee Journal Summer Reads Book Review
"This is one of the most organized and detailed reference books I have come across....With easy-to-read pages and over 30 pages of references and resources, her book covers all the basics needed to feel confident starting a local club." --- Carol Hrusovszky
More Book Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book - Great Info - Not just for Bee Clubs
Reviewed in the United States on March 1, 2020 Amazon Verified Purchase
'This book gives you useful information in an easy to understand entertaining format. Charlotte is a wonderful teacher. The structure of the information would work for any club that wants to get off to a good start and avoid some of the pitfalls of starting from scratch. It includes sample agendas, checklists, surveys, class certificates, useful resources with website links, and 28 pages of pullouts that we are allowed to copy for use with our own clubs. Interspersed throughout are conversation bubbles of interesting facts about bees. There is also a glossary of beekeeping and other terms that help the beginner understand some of the referenced activities or topics."
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Practical Guide
Reviewed in the United States on February 6, 2020 Amazon
"...In simple, easy to read print, this book covers all the pieces of the "club" organization process. Even with no previous experience, a group of interested, dedicated beekeepers can organize a club. It covers everything from advertising to volunteers in "how-to" fashion. It includes handy lists which provide step-by-step instructions that will lead to forming a well-organized and smooth -running club. An additional nice feature is that some pages are designed to be removed and copied for use by many. So, if you want to move from "coffee-club" to a member supportive, perhaps even community supportive organization, this is the book for you. "
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have for the Leaders of Bee Clubs-New or Established
Reviewed in the United States on January 31, 2020 Amazon
...."Leadership changes. I have found his book to be a valuable reference for leaders of already existing local bee clubs. It will give them new ideas and help keep their organizations tuned-up and operating efficiently and effectively. "
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything You Need To Know
Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2020 Amazon
"Just finished reading my copy of Bee Club Basics. Really good and thorough book! I started a club 5 years ago and wish I had this resource then. It does give me some helpful tips/information I can use now. Thanks!"
Also available autographed:
"A Beekeeper's Diary, Self-Guide to Keeping Bees"
Published March 2021
Coming soon in 2022
"Bees Need Flowers, Planting for Pollinators"
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