Bee School

Information on our 2019 course:

The Caswell County Beekeepers Association is hosting a bee school that started in January 2019 and will conclude in mid-March.  This is an ideal time to learn about beekeeping just prior to obtaining your first bee hives in late March to May – the beginning of bee season.

Registration:  Registration is now CLOSED.  If you would like to attend any of the remaining classes, please contact Robert Neal at

 Dates:  9 classes – Wednesday evenings, January 9 to March 6 – from 6:30PM to 8:30PM

Field day – Saturday, March 16 – meet in classroom (starts at noon).  See schedule.

Cost:    $75.00 – Includes instruction, book, binder, and handouts

$35.00 – For an additional accompanying family member or friend who will be sharing the book and materials

Registration fee includes 2019 CCBA membership.


Session 1 – Jan 9        Introduction to Beekeeping
Session 2 – Jan 16       Equipment
Session 3 – Jan 23       About the honey bee
Session 4 – Jan 30       The colony
Session 5 – Feb 6        Starting a Honey Bee Colony
Session 6 – Feb 13       Bees’ enemies, pests, and diseases
Session 7 – Feb 20      Food and water for your bees
Session 8 – Feb 27       Products of the hive
Session 9 – Mar 6       Managing your bees
Mar 16      Field Day

For an in-depth list of topics in the above class outline, please see 2019-CCBA-Beginning-Beekeeping-Course.pdf.  The outline, topics, and schedule are subject to change.  Changes will be posted on this page.

All evening class sessions will be held in the basement of the Agriculture Building (126 Court Square) next to the Historic Courthouse in downtown Yanceyville, NC. Please park and enter from the back of the building on the lower level.  For directions, click on tab at top of the page.

For the field day March 16, each student should bring a veil and any other protective equipment they feel comfortable with while working bees. The smoker and hive tool will be provided. The location and starting time will be given during the class. Please note the Field Day will be on a Saturday. Rain date for the Field Day will be March 23 (also a Saturday).  See 2019-Field-Day-Schedule.pdf

Questions?  Please e-mail