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2024 Surry County Bee School

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The Surry County Beekeepers Association and N.C. Cooperative Extension, Surry Center will be hosting our annual “Bee School” for beginning beekeepers each Tuesday from February 6 until March 12, 2024, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. This year’s school will be held in-person at the Surry County Farm Bureau Office basement, 112 N. White St. Dobson, North Carolina 27017.

The Bee School will give you the information needed for beekeeping as you begin your amazing journey with your honeybees. Some of the topics that will be presented include introduction to beekeeping, honeybee anatomy, life cycle of the honeybee, the honeybee colony and organization, beekeeping equipment needed to get started, how to assemble equipment, seasonal hive management of the colonies, pests and diseases of the honeybees, and harvesting and processing honey and other hive products. We hope you can join us! Feel free to share this info and invite your bee loving friends!! All are welcome!!!

Registration is requested for the Bee School. The cost will be $50 for the individual with an additional $25 for any additional family member.

Topics covered 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

Refreshments will be provided.

There will be a completion of class drawing for a complete 10 frame hive kit (excluding bees). Donated by H&S Bee Supply!

To register for this class, please call our office at 336-401-8025.

To check for more updates on the Bee School and the Surry County Beekeepers Association, please visit:

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