Davie County Beekeepers to Host Beekeeping Course

Backyard BeekeepersHow to Get Started in Beekeeping
The Davie County Beekeepers will host the 7th annual beekeeping short course, “How to Get Started in Beekeeping” beginning 9 AM Saturday, January 28th, at the Davie County Library in Mocksville.  The course consists of five Saturday classes at the library and ends with an “Apiary Day” at a local honey farm where participants will have the opportunity to observe and handle honey bees first hand.

Time for a New Hobby ~ Backyard Honey Bees!
There is nothing quite as sweet as honey from the beehives in your own back yard.  Honey bees pollinate most of the food we eat and they help gardens produce a greater abundance of fruit and vegetables. The honey they produce is healthier then sugar and can dramatically reduce the impact of seasonal allergies.  Raising honey bees is an easy, fun and rewarding hobby.  Keeping a couple of hives in your own backyard requires very little effort compared to the benefits they pass on.

Davie County Beekeepers Association
The Davie County Beekeepers Association was founded in 1978 and is a group of friendly and knowledgeable folks who are always eager to help one another and to share their knowledge and experience. They meet at 6:30 PM on the second Monday of every month at the Davie County EMS Building located at 108 Dr. Slate Drive.  They share a pot-luck meal periodically and host entertaining and informative speakers every month.  Annual membership dues are only $15 for an individual or $30 for the entire family.  Beekeeping is a wonderful family activity where everyone can be involved.

Enroll Today!
You may sign up for the introduction to beekeeping course by visiting the Davie County Beekeepers Association web site at http://www.daviebeekeepers.org or by contacting George Snyder, DCBA President at 336 492-2350. Cost for the course in only $25 or only $20 for DCBA members.

Additional Beekeeping Resources:
Davie County Beekeepers Association
North Carolina State Beekeeping Association
Eastern Apicultural Society, Inc
MId-Atlantic Apiculture Research and Extension Consortium
NCDA & CS Plant Industry Division, Apiary Services
NCSU Apiculture
Bee Source
Local Harvest
Woosley Farm
Peaceful Valley Honey
Brushy Mountain Bee Farm
Miller Bee Supply
Busy Bee Apiaries of NC


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