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NOTICE: The Union County NC Beekeepers Association in partnership with the Union County Cooperative Extension program is pleased to offer: Spring 2020 BEEKEEPING SCHOOL Union County NC Beekeepers Association announce their Spring 2020 education for beginning beekeeping!!
Saturday Afternoons (1pm-5pm)
Feb 15th, 2020 / Feb 29th, 2020 / March 14th, 2020
Location is Hunley Room in Union County Public Library
316 E Windsor St, Monroe, NC 28112
Comprehensive session content
Covers material needed to become an NC Certified Beekeeper
Presented by Certified Beekeepers
Door prizes at each session
Opportunity to take NC Certified Beekeeper exam
Cost is $70 ($50 students with ID)
What all does this include?
‘Beekeeping for Dummies’ book as text 2020 UCNCBA Club membership Classes Union County Beekeepers Club T-Shirt A study day with questions from previous tests State beekeeper certification exam and practical exam. Free mentoring from experienced beekeepers Free Giveaways after every class!
What will I learn about?
Races of honey bees and terminology
Anatomy, biology, and physiology of honeybees
Types of hives, hive parts, and accessories
Products of the Hive
Why keep honeybees, agricultural dependence, and history of honeybees
Startup cost and equipment needed
Feeding, transporting & hive placement
Why honeybees swarm and their management
Disorders, parasites, and hive invaders
How bees make it through the cold winter months & what we can do to help
How to inspect a hive & honey harvesting
Pollination and management of a hive throughout different seasons.
Brittney Ashurst (704)901-5252 Great! How do I sign up for Bee School?! Registering is fast and easy via PayPal! Select an option below and add to cart. - OR - Register by mail! Please include the following:
How Can I Become a State Certified Beekeeper?The State Certified Beekeeper Certification is an entry level certification for the beginning beekeeper. There is no extra cost to becoming certified if you are already a NCSBA member and will be attending Bee School. In order to become a certified beekeeper, you must:
Be a current member of the NCSBA ($15 per individual). Please join NCSBA before Test date to allow time for your welcoming email to come through. BRING YOUR NCSBA MEMBER ID TO THE TEST. You can join NCSBA via this link: ncbeekeepers.org
Pass a written test, which will be administered through UCNCBA chapter at the end of the course. Please remember to bring your Member # to the test.
Pass a practical test (involves manipulating a hive of bees), administered by another certified beekeeper through a local chapter. Four months beekeeping experience needed prior to taking practical test.
In order to prepare for the certified level, the following materials are available:
Read the book that will be provided at the beginning of Bee School