Course Outline

Class 1 Jan 24 Introduction to Beekeeping
Class 2 Jan 31 Biology of the Honeybee
Class 3 Feb 7 Bees as Social Insects
Class 4 Feb 14 Beekeeping Equipment
Field Day Feb 16 Field Day – Equipment Building
Class 5 Feb 21 Getting Started
Class 6 Feb 28 Plants for Bees (NC Piedmont area focus)
Class 7 Mar 7 Diseases, Pests and Treatments
Class 8 Mar 14 Varroa Mites
Class 9 Mar 21 Products of and from the Hive
Class 10 Mar 28 Seasonal Management and Course Review
Field Day Mar 30 Field Day – Apiary Tour (Weather Permitting)

*The order of lectures and schedule may change to accommodate a speaker’s schedule or due to weather issues

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