Beekeeping Education

Upcoming Educational Events

New Hanover County Beekeepers Beginners Bee School

BEE SCHOOL IS CURRENTLY FULL
CONTACT SUSAN WARWICK BELOW TO BE PUT ON THE WAIT LIST

The New Hanover County Beekeepers Association is excited to announce an in Person Beginner Bee School!

We plan for this to be an opportunity for you to learn about one of the most important insects in the word!

Through this experience you will learn about the honey bee and how to maintain a colony of honey bees. Beekeeping is a very exciting and rewarding hobby. We will also explore the benefits of the honey bee and honey.

Hopefully you will “catch the bug”, and start your very own apiary; or, you may simply choose for this class to help you become more educated about the honey bee (apis mellifera)! Either way you will leave amazed about this extraordinary insect!

Beginner Bee School Registration 2024

The New Hanover County Beekeepers Association is offering its annual Beginner Bee School!

Schedule:

Seven consecutive Thursday evenings
January 11- February 22
at 6:30pm

This is an introductory course designed to help you learn what you need to know to get started in beekeeping. The course covers Basic Bee Biology, Castes, Anatomy, Life Cycles, Apiary Setup, Bee Hive Equipment, Seasonal Management, Honey Bee diseases, Pests Integrated Pest Management(IPM), Treatment options, hive equipment assembly, and harvesting and extracting honey. There will be raffles for hive equipment give aways for those who opt to take the NCSBA Certified Beekeeper written test at the end of this course.

Your tuition cost includes the following: Classroom Course Instruction, Beekeeping For Dummies textbook, membership to both the New Hanover County Beekeepers Association(NHCBA) and the North Carolina Beekeepers Association(NCSBA) and snacks!

There will be the opportunity to take the written test to become a Certified Beekeeper with the NCSBA. For those who opt to take the test, there will be an opportunity to win a complete bee hive setup!

Location

Halyburton Park
4099 South 17 th st
Wilmington, NC 28412

Course Fee

$75

Seating will be limited, to secure your spot register below! The first 23 participants to respond with payment will be accepted. Others will be placed on a waiting list.

To Register

Contact: Susan Warwick
swarwick@ec.rr.com

Please provide: Name, Address, Email, Cell Number and payment choice (Venmo or Check)

To pay your registration fee, you can venmo @NHCBAtreasurer or scan the QR code below!

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Resources

What’s Bugging My Bees?

What’s Bugging My Bees?

Beehive Pests & Diseases This presentation will explore problem pests such as wax moths and varroa mites, and problem diseases such as American Foul Brood and Nosema. Explore pest and disease control options as well to maintain a healthy hive. 

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Seasonal Management

Seasonal Management

Seasonal Management Learn all you need to know about the seasonal management of beehives in the early spring, mid spring, late spring, summer and winter.  

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Intro to Beekeeping

Intro to Beekeeping

Introduction to Beekeeping Beekeeping is defined as skillful colony population management based on knowledge of predictable seasonal patterns of growth and decline. It's science with an art form! Explore our presentation to learn more about the history and background...

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