• By Rachel Herring
  • Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Forsyth County Beekeepers Association Bee School

The Bee School will meet from 9am to 12noon: February 25, March 3, 17, 24, 31 and April 14. The class sessions will be held at the Forsyth County Ag. Building. A Bee Yard Day, Practical and Written Exam will be included for those who would like to become a Certified Beekeeper.

The course will be instructed by Dr. Buddy Marterre, a past President of FCBA, has earned both North Carolina State Beekeeper Association (NCSBA) Master Beekeeper and an Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS) Master Beekeeper certifications and served on the NCSBA Executive Board. He is the lead author and instigator of Certified Naturally Grown's Natural Beekeeping Standards. He has taught over 500 students at the FCBA Bee School since developing the curriculum in 2004. He has kept bees since 2003; He currently has about 16 colonies and he rears his own queens on a small scale.

The cost of the course is $50 per person. Pre-Registration is requested by February 16 or a $15 late fee will be added at the door. Enrollment is limited to 120 Students. For more information about Bee School go to http://forsythbeekeepers.org/bee-school

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