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2023 WAKE COUNTY BEE SCHOOL FOR BEGINNERS

  In-person only

If you're interested in honey bees and want to learn more about how to become a backyard beekeeper, the Wake County Bee School for Beginners will be a great tool to help you get started. Experienced beekeepers and mentors from the Wake County Beekeepers Association will provided instruction and training for the beginner beekeeper.

REGISTRATION FOR 2023 BEE SCHOOL OPENS SOON.

              

            The Fundamentals

  • What is beekeeping?
  • Brief history of beekeeping
  • Characteristics of a successful beekeeper
  • Components of an apiary
  • Obtaining bees and equipment
  • Beekeeping equipment, clothing, tools
  • Inside a hive
  • Beekeeping calendar
  • Hive management

          The Details         
      • Inspections
      • Honey bee biology
      • Anatomy
      • Colony, social system
      • Feeding and nutrition
      • Bee communication
      • Life cycle
      • Pests, diseases, predators
      • Wood-ware
      • Products of the hive

     When:

    8 weekly sessions
    Wednesdays, February 1 - March 22, 2023

     Where:

    TBA

     Cost:

    Individual $75

    Includes

    • One year WCBA membership
    • Access to online resources
    • Certification Testing for NC State Beekeepers Association (NCSBA) members
    • A bound copy of “lecture notes” provided by instructors for each module
    • A second household member may attend for no additional cost.

    Students will also need to get


    In this course you will learn the essential skills necessary to becoming a great beekeeper. Learn from experienced beekeepers how to set up an apiary and care for honey bees.


     


    Donate to the NCSU Apiculture Lab

    Help support research on beekeeping and bee health at NCSU led by Dr. David Tarpy by making a tax deductible donation.


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