Beginner Beekeeping Course – Starts Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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Beekeeping Short Course

Office: 252-641-7821, Email:

The Coastal Plain Beekeeping Chapter in conjunction with the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association and N.C. Cooperative Extension are offering a beginners beekeeping course beginning Tuesday, February 20st from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. These courses are designed for anyone interested in honeybees and beekeeping, as well as a refresher for the most advanced beekeeper.

Tuesdays: February 20, February 27, March 6, March 13, & March 20, 2018

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The courses will cover topics such as bee biology, bee pests & diseases, apiary site selection, seasonal management, swarm prevention, the role of pesticides, as well as other topics. We encourage anyone with a passion for honeybees to attend. Honeybees play an integral role in the landscape pollinating our food crops and ornamental flowers, and don’t forget that delicious honey ~ We hope to see you there!

Registration: This course is free and open to the public. Please call the Edgecombe County Extension Office at 252-641-7821 to reserve your spot.


East Carolina Agriculture & Education Center 

1175 Kingsboro Road

Rocky Mount, NC 27801

Honey bee hovering near blue-eyed grass flower

***2018 Short Course Schedule*** (subject to change)

Feburary 20:   The Master Beekeeper Program

                         Basic Bee Biology

                         An Introduction to Beekeeping

                         Honey Plants

February 27:   Bee Pests & Diseases

March 6:         Apiary Site Selection

                        Swarm Prevention

                        Package Bee Installation

March 13:       Honey Bee Perception

                        Species & Races of Bees

                        Seasonal Management

March 20:       Written Exam & Hands on look at Equipment

April TBD:         “Hands on” Practical Exam (Bee Friendly Field Day)

                      Location: Rocky Mount Farmers Market @ 12:45 pm

1006 Peachtree Street, Rocky Mount, NC 27804