Welcome to Beekeeping 101

Your Instructors

Tom Butzler

Penn State Extension Horticulture Expert

Tom Butzler is a Horticulture Extension Educator in central Pennsylvania. Butzler has been teaching beekeeping classes to youth and adults for over 15 years and developed Penn State Extension's first online beekeeping course.

Maryann Frazier

Penn State Entomology Expert, Senior Extension Associate

Maryann Frazier is responsible for honey bee extension throughout Pennsylvania and cooperatively across the Mid-Atlantic region. Frazier collaborates with researchers around the globe to understand the impacts of pesticides and Varroa mites on honey bees and other pollinators. She also teaches courses in beekeeping, general entomology and teacher education.