Bee School

Class status:  completed sessions 1-9 and field day.  Congratulations to all of our graduates and future beekeepers.

Our beginning beekeeping course will be held again next year starting in January 2018.

Information on our 2017 course (completed):

Field Day – Saturday, March 18 March 25 – see Field Day Schedule.pdf.

The Caswell County Beekeepers Association will be hosting a bee school starting in January 2017 and conclude about 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.

Dates:  9 classes – Wednesday evenings, January 18 to March 15 – from 6:30PM to 8:30PM

Field day – Saturday, March 18 – location and time TBD

Cost:    $55.00 – Includes instruction, book, binder, and handouts

$25.00 – For an additional accompanying family member or friend who will be sharing the book and materials

Topics:

Jan 18        Introduction to Beekeeping
Jan 25        Equipment
Feb 1          About the honey bee
Feb 8         The colony
Feb 15        Starting a Honey Bee Colony
Feb 22       Bees’ enemies, pests, and diseases
Mar 1         Food and water for your bees
Mar 8        Products of the hive
Mar 15       Managing your bees
Mar 18      Field Day

For an in-depth list of topics in the above outline, please see 2017-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 on March 18, 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 25th (also a Saturday).

Students enrolled in the beginning beekeeping course will receive a complimentary one-year CCBA membership.

Questions?  Please e-mail ccba@caswellcountybeekeepers.org.