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.
This school is designed to provide you with the resources including 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. This will be a combination 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.
|Introduction; Mentors, And Purchasing Hives, Equipment, Bees (In Person)
|Honey Bee Biology and Bee Stings
|Examining Colonies and Spring Management
|Summer, Fall, and Winter Management (In Person with demo)
|Saturday 5 Mar 5
||Diseases, Predators and Pesticides
Bee yard day with practical
|Bee yard day with practical (if needed)
|| State Exam - location TBD
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.