It is time again for our bee school, this is one of the most fun events that we as a club put on. We get to educate people about honey bees and introduce them to the world of bee keeping.
Our goal for the class is to teach you about honey bee biology, their importance to the environment and the food supply, how you can help honey bees and last but not least, how you can start keeping honey bees in your own back yard.
The class is organized as a session on a Saturday in the classroom. After the classroom session, we will do three hands-on days in our club apiary where you will get the opportunity to learn to light a smoker and do an inspection of a live hive.
It is important to note that once you take the class and you are a member of the club you are welcome to come to as many of our apiary days as you want. Your learning adventure does not end once the class is over. We normally do them every weekend during the busy season and you will get to participate in all the different activities that you will do as a beekeeper, making splits, collecting honey, checking for mites, treating for mites, and everything in-between.
We will provide you a copy of The 2021 edition of The Beekeeper’s Handbook by Diana Sammataro, it is a great book and will set up you to be able to connect the dots when you listen to our speakers talk about honey bees.
We will also be offering an opportunity to take both your written and practical tests for the Certified level of the Master Beekeeper Program which is a program that the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association runs to encourage beekeepers to grow and learn more about honeybees. You can take the written test right away, but you have to have a minimum of four months beekeeping experience is needed prior to taking practical test.
When: March 16th from 8 am to 5 pm with a lunch break in the middle.
Where: Wilson County Agricultural Center
Cost: $75 per person ages 16 and up. This includes the book, membership to the club for 2024, as well as lunch. Children 15 and under pay $15 with a paying adult. Only one Book will be issued per paying adult.
Deadline to Cancel is March 1, 2024. You will be refunded $45 ( book is nonrefundable $30).
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