The Person County Beekeepers Association 2013 Bee School has had a great first few weeks, (despite the weather). We have over 30 students who at the end of the class will be ready to begin their first season keeping bees. The course, covers bee biology, their impact on pollination and the economy, the pests and diseases that affect them and of course getting started and seasonal management.
The 10 week course will end with an apiary field day where the students will have the opportunity to practice lighting their smokers and inspecting a living hive.
Here are some photos from class so far.