Interested in Beekeeping? Free Bee School Coming Up!

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Beekeepers in field

Beekeepers in field

Free Four Day Beginning Beekeeping Course

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 4, 11 and 18, 2023

Field day Apr 22, 2023 will be 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Do you have an interest in learning more about beekeeping, and how you and your family can do it? If so this is the school for you and the best part is that it is free! The annual Bee School fills to capacity every year, so be sure and sign up early.

Their will be guest speakers covering important topics of interest each day, there will also be honey tasting, a honey extraction demo, door prizes and lots more! The course is open to anyone over 6 years of age that is interested in learning the basics of beekeeping, no experience is needed. Additional information will be provided on how you and your family can contribute to the process and become a hobbyist beekeeper.

There will be an opportunity to take the NC State Beekeepers Certification exam at the end of the course. A field day will be scheduled and the dates will be communicated on the first day of class.

To attend, you must register online. Registration is open and is first come, first serve.

The course will be taught at the Harold Smith Building McDowell Technical Community College, 54 College Drive, Marion, NC, 28752. An optional textbook can be obtained prior to the course. Information will be sent after registration. 

McDowell Honey Bees Website