BEEKEEPING CLASS TO BEGIN JANUARY 7th **THE CLASS IS FULL**
Have you ever thought about keeping bees, but never knew where to begin? Are you a current beekeeper who wants to build general beekeeping skills? Do you have an interest in learning about this ancient and environmentally beneficial craft? If so, do we have an opportunity for you!
The Orange County Beekeepers Association is offering a 10-week Intensive Class in Beekeeping designed to prepare you to keep bees. Knowledgeable instructors will cover the history of beekeeping and getting started to seasonal management and the treatment of pests and diseases. At the end of the course, a hands-on beekeeping field day will be held where practices discussed in the classroom will be demonstrated. This course will focus on beekeeping using generally accepted practices with Langstroth style hives.
The class will meet from 7pm to 9pm each Tuesday evening for 10 weeks at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Hillsborough, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Hillsborough, 1710 Old NC 10, Hillsborough, NC. The first class will be held on January 7th and will begin at 7:00 pm. Sign-in and registration will begin at 6:30 pm.
January 7: Introduction to Beekeeping
January 14: Honey Bee Anatomy
January 21: Bees as Social Insects
January 28: Beekeeping Equipment
February 1: Saturday Morning Field Day
February 4: Getting Started
February 11: Plants for Bees in NC
February 18: Products of and from the Hive
February 25: Diseases, Pests, and Treatments
March 4: Seasonal Management
March 11: Review and Certification Exam
March 15: Saturday Morning Field Day (weather permitting)
*The order of lectures and schedule may change to accommodate a speaker’s schedule or due to weather issues
BEE SCHOOL IS FULL
The OCBA 2014 bee school is full. Due to space limitations we cannot take any more registrations. Several other county chapters are offering schools. Please check with those clubs for information on their offerings. The Person County Beekeepers school begins January 16th. You can find more information at their website: www.personcountybeekeepers.org.