Did you know North Carolina has more backyard beekeepers than any other state? Have you ever considered keeping bees? Would you like to know more about this fascinating hobby or occupation?
Classes Begin Saturday, January 12 at Davie County Library in Mocksville
The 8th annual Beginners Beekeeping Short Course will be held at the Davie County Library in Mocksville from 9A.M. until 11:30 A.M. for five consecutive Saturdays beginning January 12th.
In addition to Saturday morning classes, an “Apiary Day” will follow, allowing participants to look into an active honey bee hive for an in-depth, “hands-on” view of the activity inside a working hive. Look for workers and drones; perhaps you’ll even spot the queen. Did you know she may lay 1000-2000 eggs a day during the summer months? You’ll discover cells with colorful pollen, honey, eggs, and larvae–perhaps even emerging baby bees!
Classes will include information on what to do first, costs, where and how to acquire materials, seasonal hive management, honey bee biology, and dealing with pests.
You’ll also learn about products from the hive, how to extract honey, and lots more.
Davie County Beekeepers Association ~ Friendly neighbors and helping hands
In addition to the information you glean from this course, you will have the opportunity to meet other beginning beekeepers as well as some “old-timers”. You’ll make contacts with local beekeepers who can provide answers to future questions as well as continuing support. You can find a mentor to help you with your new adventure, and club members can even help you “install” your first package of bees or capture a swarm.
The cost of the course is $25 or $20 for DCBA members. Drawings will be held during the classes for bee-related prizes, and two hives will be given away at the conclusion of the course. Participants who attend the five classes will be eligible for the hive drawing.
Catch the Buzz! Reserve your seat today
Learn why beekeeping has caught the attention of so many people across America in the last few years, and why the health of the honey bee is an integral part of the well being of our planet. Catch the buzz and reserve your seat. Preregister online with the Davie County Beekeepers Association , or feel free to call DCBA president, George Snyder, at 336.492.2350 for additional information.