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2022 FCBA Bee School

  • 02/05/2022
  • 9:00 AM
  • 04/02/2022
  • 12:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom Meeting and In Person Classes
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  • Bee School Student Registration. Study material will be provided.

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Forsyth County Beekeepers Association's 2022 Bee School

Note: After you have reviewed the Bee School details below and want to register scroll to the bottom of the page and you will see an orange registration button at the bottom left that you will click to register for the class.

The FCBA Bee School is designed to provide you, through presentations, demonstrations, mentors, class instruction and practical experience, the skills and knowledge you will need to become a certified beekeeper. You will be assigned a mentor who can assist you.  This will be a combination of in person and virtual class over the course of 5 Saturdays 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.

A good reference guide to the material we will be teaching can be found in the following book which you can purchase here on Amazon if you so choose.

A meeting link for the on line portion will be provided via email after you have registered for the class within a week before class starts as well as a confirmation of the first in person meeting location, we are planning for that to be at the Extension Office where we hold our regular club meetings.  The course will be instructed by experienced Beekeepers from our Association.  


 Date  Subject  Instructor
Saturday 1
Feb 5
Introduction; Mentors, And Purchasing Hives, Equipment, Bees  - (On Line Meeting)
June Hartness
Saturday 2
Feb 12
Honey Bee Biology and Bee Stings - (On Line Meeting) Sara Devine
Saturday 3
Feb 19
Examining Colonies and Spring Management - (On Line Meeting) David Link
Saturday 4
Feb 26
Summer, Fall, and Winter Management  - (On Line Meeting) Alicia McDuffee
Saturday 5 Mar 5
Diseases, Predators and Pesticides - (On Line Meeting) Wayne Spoo
Mar 19

Bee yard day with practical (In Person)


Mar 26

Bee yard day with practical (if needed) (In Person)
April 2
 State Exam - location TBD (In Person)
June Hartness


An Annual FCBA membership is required @ $10.  The cost of the course is $50 per person which helps cover the cost to host the virtual meeting and helps fund our association's mission to promote good beekeeping practices and continuing education for interested beekeepers.  Registration is open through 1/14/22.  Seats are limited and Registration will close once our seat limit is full.  If the class fills you can add yourself to the waiting list but there is no guarantee you will get in. 

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