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Local beekeepers in cooperation with the Macon County Beekeepers Association are conducting a class for beginning beekeepers.

The class is two days in the classroom and one day at a local bee yard.

Topics to be Covered:

  • Hive Components
  • Types of Bees
  • Locating and setting up your bee yard
  • Swarming and how to manage it
  • Working with your bees
  • Annual management – calendar year
  • Biology of individual bees (what makes a queen a queen?)
  • Products of the hives and why bees make them
  • Installing bees: nuc, package or swarm

Guest Instructors include:

·      Bob Binnie (Blue Ridge Honey Co.),

·      Lewis Cauble (NC State Bee Inspector),and

·      Bobby Chassion (NE Georgia Beekeeper Assoc., Master Beekeeper)

Costis $75 per person which includes the book “Beekeeping for Dummies” and dues to the Macon County Beekeepers Association for a year. Registration fee is $25, which guarantees you a spot. Space is limited to 50 students.

Dates for 2024 are February 24th and March 2nd. Location is the NC Cooperative Extension-Macon County Center, 193 Thomas Heights Rd, Franklin, NC 28734

Registration is at 8 am, class runs 9am-3pm with lunch break.

Bees and equipment will be given away!

Contact– Katie Wall ( register or with any questions

Feb 24 Sat