Beekeeping Short Course Offered by Extension

Honeybee photo. Source: NC Extension Service,
Honeybee photo. Source: NC Extension Service,

Released by Colby Griffin, Extension Agent

The Coastal Plains Beekeeping Chapter, in conjunction with the NC State Beekeepers Association and NC Cooperative Extension are offering a beginning beekeeping short course. Starting February 23, 2016. the course is designed for those interested in honeybees and beekeeping, or as a refresher for the most advanced beekeeper. Classes are Tuesdays: February 23, March 1, 8, 15, and March 22, 2016. Each date, the workshop runs 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

The courses will cover topics such as bee biology, bee pests & diseases, apiary site selection, seasonal management, swarm prevention, the role of pesticides, as well as other topics. We encourage anyone with a passion for honeybees to attend. Honeybees play an integral role in the landscape pollinating our food crops and ornamental flowers; and don’t forget that delicious honey ~ We hope to see you there!

This course is free and open to the public. To register, call the Edgecombe County Extension Office at 252.641.7815 and reserve a spot.

The short course takes place at the East Carolina Agriculture & Education Center, 1175 Kingsboro Road, Rocky Mount NC.

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