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.

2/19/19, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

  • The Master Beekeeper Program
  • Basic Bee Biology
  • An Introduction to Beekeeping
  • Honey Plants & Pesticides

2/26/19, 7:00- 9:00 p.m.

  • Honeybee Pests & Diseases
  • Equipment & Site Selection
  • Bee Vocabulary- How to Read Frames

3/5/19, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

  • Swarm Prevention
  • Fear, Allergies, & Managing Allergies
  • Protective Gear
  • Package Bee Installation & Feeding Bees

3/12/19- 7:00-9:00 p.m.

  • Honey Bee Perception
  • Species & Races of Bees
  • Seasonal Management
  • Products of the Hive

3/19/19- 7:00-9:00 p.m.

  • Review & Written Exam

April TBD, 12:45 p.m.

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

Please Follow Link To Register for The Beekeeping Short Course https://goo.gl/forms/CA5y8tr8UN9fk36s1