Forsyth County Beekeepers Association

Upcoming events

    • 02/03/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 04/28/2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Center 1450 Fairchild Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27105
    • 98

    Forsyth County Beekeepers Association's 2018 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.  In the 4th week of the class we will assign you 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 :

    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 3rd
    Introduction; Mentors, And Purchasing Hives, Equipment, Bees  
    Saturday 2
    Feb 17th
    Honey Bee Biology
    Saturday 3
    Mar 3rd
    Examining Colonies and Spring Management
    Saturday 4
    Mar 10th
    Bee Stings; Summer, Fall, and Winter Management
    Saturday 5 Mar 17th Diseases, Predators, and Pesticides


    Practical Exam - Hands on in your Mentors Bee Yard.  Assigned Mentor will schedule weather permitting
    Assigned Mentor
    Saturday Final Exam
    Certified Written Exam (optional)

    Annual FCBA membership is required @ $10.  The cost of the course is $50 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 family's want to share books, a non textbook registration is available for $35.  Registration is requested before TBD or a $10 Late Registration fee will be charged. 

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