Beekeeping Short Course

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Coastal Plains Beekeepers- NCSBA Annual Beekeeping Short Course

If you have ever thought about becoming a beekeeper, then this course will help you get started! You will learn about bee biology, care and feeding, equipment selection and use, honey and wax production, pest control, and resources for continued education. The course will meet at the East Carolina Ag & Education Center (1175 Kingsboro Road, Rocky Mount). For more information, contact Spencer Thomas at (252) 641-7821.

February 19, 2019, 7–9 p.m.

  • The Master Beekeeper Program
  • Basic Bee Biology
  • An Introduction to Beekeeping
  • Equipment

February 26, 7–9 p.m.

  • Bee Pests & Diseases

March 5, 7–9 p.m.

  • Apiary Site Selection
  • Swarm Prevention
  • Package Bee Installation

March 12, 7–9 p.m.

  • Honey Bee Perception
  • Species & Races of Bees
  • Seasonal Management
  • Things Bees Collect
  • Honey Plants

March 19, 7 p.m.

  • Overview of material & Written Exam

April TBD, 12:45 p.m.

  • Practical Exam at Bee Friendly Day, Rocky Mount Farmer’s Market