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Forsyth County Beekeepers Association

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    • 02/03/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 04/28/2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Center 1450 Fairchild Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27105
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    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 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 3rd
    Introduction; Mentors, And Purchasing Hives, Equipment, Bees  
    Hartness
    Saturday 2
    Feb 17th
    Honey Bee Biology
     Marterre
    Saturday 3
    Mar 3rd
    Examining Colonies and Spring Management
    Arnott
    Saturday 4
    Mar 10th
    Bee Stings; Summer, Fall, and Winter Management
     Arnott
    Saturday 5 Mar 17th Diseases, Predators, and Pesticides
    Marterre

    TBD

    Practical Exam - Hands on in your Mentors Bee Yard.  Assigned Mentor will schedule weather permitting
    Assigned Mentor
    Saturday Final Exam
    April 3rd
     3:30 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 $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, additional non textbook registrations are available for $35 per additional family member.  Registration is requested before 1/27/17 or a $10 Late Registration fee will be charged.  Seats are limited and Registration will close once our seat limit if full.  If the class fills you can add your self to the waiting list.

    • 03/03/2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 1450 Fairchild Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27105

    Forsyth County Beekeepers Association March MeetingThe Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Building

    Potluck Dinner: 5:30 pm
    Meeting: 6:30 pm
    Presentation: 7:00 pm 

    Join us March 3rd, 2018 for the next meeting of the Forsyth County Beekeepers Association. There will be a potluck dinner at 5:30, followed by the 6:30 meeting and program.


      Speaker: Virginia Webb

      Topic: Preparing Honey for Honey Shows

      Bio:  Mountain Honey (Virginia and Carl Webb) has been awarded four gold medals at the World Honey Show for Best Honey in the World.
    2005 in Dublin, Ireland, 2009 in Montpellier, France and 2013 in Kiev, Ukraine and 2015 Deajeon, South Korea

    Virginia is a third generation beekeeper. She began beekeeping in 1964 when her father, Joe Stephens, gave her a beehive as a birthday gift. Keeping bees in North Carolina and Tennessee, Virginia and her father shared a hobbyist beekeeping business for many years. Virginia was the first state winner in Tennessee 4-H for Beekeeping and was a Tennessee State Honey Queen.

     After moving to Atlanta, GA and pursuing a career in banking, Virginia began keeping bees on her farm in north Georgia and became active in beekeeping clubs. She is the past President of the Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association and the Georgia Beekeepers Association. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the American Beekeepers Federation (ABF), chairs the Budget and Finance Committee and is a board member of the ABF Research and Technical committee. Virginia is also the first and only female member of the Farm Bureau Honeybee Advisory Committee. In 1993, Virginia was named Beekeeper of the Year for Georgia. In 2002, Virginia was named North Georgia Farm Woman of the Year by the Georgia Farm Bureau.

     Virginia Webb is the only individual in the U.S. to hold three master beekeeper certifications, Georgia, Florida and Eastern Apiculture Society.

    • 04/07/2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 1450 Fairchild Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27105

    Forsyth County Beekeepers Association April MeetingThe Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Building

    Potluck Dinner: 5:30 pm
    Meeting: 6:30 pm
    Presentation: 7:00 pm

    Our Speaker will be Sam Comfort.

    He will be discussing longitudinal hives, including top bar hives and talking about natural beekeeping practices. 

    • 05/05/2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 1450 Fairchild Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27105

    Forsyth County Beekeepers Association May MeetingThe Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Building

    Potluck Dinner: 5:30 pm
    Meeting: 6:30 pm
    Presentation: 7:00 pm 

    Our speaker is Katie Davis from Cure Nurseries. Katie will be discussing pollinator friendly plants and having a plant sale.
    • 06/02/2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 1450 Fairchild Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27105

    Forsyth County Beekeepers Association June MeetingThe Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Building

    Potluck Dinner: 5:30 pm
    Meeting: 6:30 pm
    Presentation: 7:00 pm 

    Our speaker will be Jennifer Tsuruda from Clemson University. She will be discussing varroa resistance.

      
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