• By Tim Hambrick
  • Posted Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Bee School to Start in February

Here is your chance to attend Bee School! The Forsyth County Beekeepers Association offers the classes that you need to become a beekeeper. Classes are held at the Forsyth County Cooperative Extension office at 1450 Fairchild Road in Winston- Salem.

Class Schedule - Saturdays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • February 14 - Week 1 Introduction, Purchasing Hives, Equipment, and Bees
  • February 21 - Week 2 Honey Bee Biology
  • February 28 - Week 3 Examining Colonies and Spring Management
  • March 7 - Week 4 Bee Stings, Summer, Fall, and Winter Management
  • March 28 - Week 5 Diseases, Predators, and Pesticides
  • Tentative Field Days: March 14, 21

Individual registration includes tuition, required texts (Beekeeping Basics and Handbook for Natural Beekeeping), and one Forsyth County Beekeepers Association membership. $60

Other registration options:

  • Additional registration excludes required texts and is useful for family and friends who want to share the required texts. $45
  • Additional text copies excludes everything but the required texts for those wanting to buy additional copies. $15

Please register/pay on their web site: www.forsythbeekeepers.org Want to pay by check? Print the application on their website and mail it to them with your payment.

The mission of the Forsyth County Beekeepers Association of NC (FCBA) is to promote honey bees and healthy beekeeping practices in our county. We aim to train beekeepers in practical, successful, and responsible beekeeping practices and foster closer relationships amongst beekeepers.

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