Beekeeping Short Course

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Coastal Plains Beekeepers- NCSBA Annual Beekeeping Short Course

Due to The COVID-19 the last two session of the Beekeeping Short Course are to be postponed until a later date. Thank you to all who have attended thus far. We also want to thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time.

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.

2/11/20, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

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

2/18/20, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

  • Standard Meeting
  • Guest Speaker -Products of the Hive

2/25/20, 7:00- 9:00 p.m.

  • Fear, Allergies & Managing Allergies
  • Protective Gear

3/3/20, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

  • Honeybee Pests & Diseases
  • Pesticides

3/10/20, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

  • Package Bee Installation
  • Feeding Bees
  • Seasonal Management
  • Swarm Prevention

3/17/20- 7:00-9:00 p.m. Postponed

  • Honey Bee Perception
  • Species & Races of Bees
  • Pesticides
  • Review

3/24/20- 7:00-9:00 p.m. Postponed

  • Review and Written Exam

To be Determined for April

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