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2019 FCBA Bee School

  • 02/02/2019
  • 9:00 AM
  • 04/06/2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Center 1450 Fairchild Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27105
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Registration

  • Bee School Student Registration. This registration includes one set of text books. At least one text book set is needed per family.
  • Bee School Student Registration without textbooks. This doesn't include text book set. Note at least one text book set is needed per family. If you have taken the class before you can use last years book.
  • Late Bee School Student Registration. This registration includes one set of textbooks. At least one text book set is needed per family. If you miss any class you are responsible to get another student to help catch you up.
  • Late Bee School Student Registration without set of textbooks. At least one text book set is needed per family. If you have taken the class before you can use last years book. If you miss any class you are responsible to get another student to help catch you up.

You will need to be a member before you can register but by clicking the registration button it will take you through the process to join first.
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Forsyth County Beekeepers Association's 2019 Bee School

This school is designed to provide you with the text book, presentations, demonstrations, mentor, class instruction and practical experience you will need to become a certified beekeeper.  You will be assigned a mentor who can assist you during and after school.  This is a 5 Saturday class room course that will culminate with a practical hands on examination of your new beekeeping skills.  You will also have the opportunity to take the NCSBA Certified Beekeeping Written Exam.

The classroom portion will meet from 9am to 12 noon at the Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Center.  The course will be instructed by experienced Beekeepers from our Association.  

  

 Date  Subject  Instructor
Saturday 1
Feb 2
Introduction; Mentors, And Purchasing Hives, Equipment, Bees  
Hartness
Saturday 2
Feb 16
Honey Bee Biology
TBD
Saturday 3
Feb 23
Examining Colonies and Spring Management
Arnott
Saturday 4
Mar 2
Bee Stings; Summer, Fall, and Winter Management
Arnott
Saturday 5 Mar 9 Diseases, Predators, and Pesticides
TBD

TBD

Practical Exam - Hands on in your Mentors Bee Yard.  Must be completed prior to taking the exam weather permitting.
Assigned Mentor
Saturday Final Exam
April 6
 2:00 pm @ Extension Building, just before the April Meeting take the NCSBA Certified Written Exam (optional)
 Hartness

 

Annual FCBA membership is required @ $10.  The cost of the course is $60 per person which covers the cost of books and helps fund our association's mission to promote good beekeeping practices and continuing education for interested beekeepers.  If a family wants to share books, additional non textbook registrations are available for $40 per additional family member.  Registration is requested before 1/23/2019 or a $10 Late Registration fee will be charged.  Seats are limited and Registration will close once our seat limit is full.  If the class fills you can add your self to the waiting list. 

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