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2020 Surry County Bee School

The Surry County Beekeepers Association will be presenting a Bee School for beginning beekeepers. Classes will include:

  • Introduction to beekeeping
  • The colony, organization, and life cycle of the honeybee
  • Equipment needed to get started
  • How to assemble equipment
  • Seasonal hive management of the colonies
  • Pests and diseases of the bees
  • Harvesting and processing honey and other hive products
  • A field day to work with the bees

The Bee School will be held every Monday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. beginning February 3 and running until March 9 at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Surry County Center (915 E. Atkins Street, Dobson). There will also be a field day and a Saturday equipment work day with dates and times to be announced. The cost of the Bee School is $25 per individual. Participants may purchase the book “The Beekeeper’s Handbook, 4th Edition” by Diana Sammataro for an additional $20. Refreshments will be provided and door prizes will be given daily! There will also be an end of class drawing for a $75 gift card to Blue Ridge Bee Supply and one complete 5 frame bee hive (excluding bees)!

Registration is required. To register, please call 336-401-8025. To check for more updates on the Bee School and the Surry County Beekeepers Association, please visit:
Surry County Beekeepers Association Website

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