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2024 FCBA Bee School

  • 01/20/2024
  • 04/06/2024
  • 5 sessions
  • 01/20/2024, 3:00 PM 6:00 PM (EST)
  • 02/03/2024, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (EST)
  • 02/24/2024, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (EST)
  • 03/02/2024, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (EST)
  • 04/06/2024, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Online and In-Person Classes
  • 1


  • Bee School Student Registration. Online study material will be available to download.

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Forsyth County Beekeepers Association's

2024 Bee School

The FCBA Bee School is designed to provide you the skills and knowledge you will need to become a certified beekeeper through presentations, demonstrations, mentors, class instruction and practical experience.

This will be a combination of in-person and self-directed asynchronous classes 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.

If requested, you will be assigned a mentor who can assist you.

No books are required for this class but a good reference guide to the material we will be teaching can be found in The Beekeeper's Handbook which you can purchase here on Amazon if you so choose.

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




Meeting Place


1st Meeting
Jan 20

Introduction, History, Mentor class, Tutorial for Google Classroom - Note Time is 3 to 6 PM

In Person - Ext. Office

Wayne Spoo

Jan 21 thru
Feb 2

Honey Bee Biology and Bee Stings; Examining Colonies and Spring Mgmt. 

Online Classes

Sara Devine

Berl Childers

2nd Meeting
Feb 3

 Review and Q&A with Instructors, Demonstration Day 1

In Person - Ext. Office

Feb 4 thru Feb 23

 Summer, Fall, and Winter Mgmt.; Diseases, Predators, & Pesticides

Online Classes

Alicia McDuffee Wayne Spoo

3rd meeting Feb 24

 Review and Q&A with Instructors, Demonstration Day 2

In Person - Ext. Office

Mar 2

Choices Day- purchasing hives & equipment

In Person - Ext. Office

Meet your Mentor


Bee yard day with practical (if needed)

In Person



Bee yard day with practical (if needed)

In Person


April 6

                      State Exam 

Ext. Office 

Michelle Brock


An Annual FCBA membership is required @ $10.00. 

The cost of the course is $75.00 per person.  This is non-refundable. Registration covers the cost to host the virtual meeting, in person facilities with refreshments when required, one year of access to the online digital material including slide decks and class recordings.  These monies help fund our association's mission to promote good beekeeping practices and continuing education for interested beekeepers. 

Registration is open through 1/19/24.  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.

We look forward to seeing you at this years' Bee School! 

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