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Forsyth County Beekeepers Association

Upcoming events

    • 02/02/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 04/06/2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Center 1450 Fairchild Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27105
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    Forsyth County Beekeepers Association's 2019 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.  You will be assigned 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 2
    Introduction; Mentors, And Purchasing Hives, Equipment, Bees  
    Saturday 2
    Feb 16
    Honey Bee Biology
    Saturday 3
    Feb 23
    Diseases, Predators, and Pesticides
    Saturday 4
    Mar 2
    Examining Colonies and Spring Management Arnott
    Saturday 5 Mar 9 Bee Stings; Summer, Fall, and Winter Management


    Practical Exam - Hands on in your Mentors Bee Yard.  Must be completed prior to taking the exam weather permitting.
    Assigned Mentor
    Saturday Final Exam
    April 6
     2:00 pm @ Extension Building, just before the April Meeting take the NCSBA Certified Written Exam (optional)


    Annual FCBA membership is required @ $10.  The cost of the course is $60 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 a family wants to share books, additional non textbook registrations are available for $40 per additional family member.  Registration is requested before 1/23/2019 or a $10 Late Registration fee will be charged.  Seats are limited and Registration will close once our seat limit is full.  If the class fills you can add your self to the waiting list. 

    • 04/06/2019
    • 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 and Pound Cake Challenge  Bring you Favorite Pound Cake to Share
    Presentation:  6:30 pm
    Meeting: 7:15 pm

    Our Speaker Karia Wagoner Post-Doctoral Fellow
    Rueppell Lab University of North Carolina at Greensboro 

    She will be discussing  Varroa Mites and hygienic behavior in bees

Past events

03/02/2019 March 2019 FCBA Meeting - Speaker Katie Davis Native Plants for bees
02/02/2019 February 2019 FCBA Meeting - Speaker Don Hopkins
12/01/2018 December 1, 2018 FCBA Meeting -Annual Christmas Gathering
11/03/2018 November 2018 FCBA Meeting - Speaker Joe Milone
10/06/2018 October 2018 FCBA Meeting Speaker - Volker Bornemann
09/29/2018 FCBA at the Black Walnut Festival - Historic Bethania
09/01/2018 James Wilkes on Hives Tracks Honey Contest
08/18/2018 FCBA at the Kernersville Honeybee Festival - Fourth of July Park
08/04/2018 August 2018 FCBA Meeting - Speaker Phyllis Smith "The Journey to Master Beekeeping"
06/02/2018 June 2, 2018 FCBA Meeting - Speaker Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda
05/05/2018 May 5, 2018 FCBA Meeting - Speaker Ryan Davis
04/07/2018 April 2018 FCBA Meeting - Speaker Sam Comfort Also Annual Pound Cake Challenge
03/03/2018 March 2018 FCBA Meeting - Speaker Virginia Webb
02/03/2018 February 2018 FCBA Meeting - Speaker Jennifer Keller
02/03/2018 2018 FCBA Bee School
12/02/2017 December 2017 FCBA Meeting - Christmas Potluck with Music
11/04/2017 November 2017 FCBA Meeting - Speaker Don Hopkins
10/07/2017 October 2017 FCBA Meeting - Speaker Robert Jacobs
09/02/2017 September 2017 FCBA Meeting - Erin McDermott Genetics Technician
08/05/2017 August 2017 FCBA Meeting - Speaker Allison Bowling
07/13/2017 2017 NCSB Summer Meeting 100th Birthday
06/03/2017 June 2017 FCBA Meeting - Speaker Greg Farris
05/06/2017 May 2017 FCBA Meeting - Speaker James Withrow, PhD candidate from NCSU
04/22/2017 FCBA Booth @ Piedmont Environmental Earth Day - Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
04/01/2017 April 2017 FCBA Meeting - Speaker Patrick Jones
03/04/2017 March 2017 FCBA Meeting - Speaker Ryan Harrison
02/18/2017 2017 Bee School
02/04/2017 February 2017 FCBA Meeting - Speaker Keith Arnott
12/03/2016 December FCBA Meeting
11/05/2016 November FCBA Meeting - Speaker Nancy Rupert
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