Beekeeping Education

Upcoming Educational Events

New Hanover County Beekeepers Beginners Bee School

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!

Please check back with us for information on our 2025 Beginner Bee School- Janaury and February 2025. Registration will open the end of October into November 2024. Our class size is limited to 38, textbook provided. Thank you!

Resources

2024 Bee School Recap

2024 Bee School Recap

2024 Bee School Recap Beginner bee school was a great success! Students heard from several presenters and had many opportunities to win everything from Halyburton Hives Honey to 2 complete hive setups! We enjoyed snacks, pizzas and subs at various classes!    All 36...

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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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