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2015 Beekeeping School

Where:    Craven County Cooperative Extension Centre

When:     September 12, 19 & 26

Cost:       $25 plus payment service fee.  (Includes a book, lunches & vendor supply catalogs.)

Register: Now accepting online registration.  All payments must be received by September 10, 2015. Class is limited to 25. When enrollment is sold out you will be redirected to the contact us page of this website. Please contact Allana Ross to be placed on a waiting list.


Pay & Register for Beekeeping School Online - NEW FOR 2015!

Online renewal is an easy 2 step process:

  1. Complete the 2015 CPBA Beekeeping Application form & submit it online. This link will open in a new window.
  2. Return to this window and select the "payment" option below
STUDENT NAME



Enrollment is limited to 25. Enrollment closes September 10, 2015. We usually sell-out. There are no refunds. We do create a waiting list when needed & we will match cancellations to folks on the waiting list if possible.

This course is sanctioned by the North Carolina Beekeepers Association (NCSBA).  Course participants have the opportunity to become NCSBA Certified Beekeepers, which is the first certification in the Master Beekeeping Program.  Written testing for NCSBA Certification will be on September 26, 2015 and is available to all course participants who are NCSBA members.



School Itinerary -  September 12, 2015

Time

Activity

Leader

8:00 - 8:30

Registration & Coffee

Allana Ross

8:30 - 9:00

Welcome & Orientation

Janet Doughty

9:00 - 10:00

History of Beekeeping

Hank Reid

10:00 - 10:15

Break

 

10:15 - 12:00

Bee Anatomy

Janet Doughty

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch & Lighting Smokers

Club Members

1:00 - 1:30

Good Neighbor Rules & Ordinances

Harry Strand

1:30 - 2:15

Master Beekeeping Program

DJ Moran

2:15 - 2:30    

Break


2:30 - 2:45

Q & A

Club Members

  2:45 - Until       Hands on the Bees                                Club Members

Homework:  Read through the book provided.


School Itinerary -  September 19, 2015

Time

Activity

Leader

8:15 - 8:30

Sign In & Coffee

Janet Doughty

8:30 - 8:45

CPBA Housekeeping

Janet Doughty

8:45 - 10:15

Hive Site Selection, Components of the Modern

 Bee Hive, Hive Tools & Equipment

Craig Foskit

10:15 - 10:30

Break

 

10:30 - 12:00

Feeding Bees & Honey Extraction

Hank Reid

12:00-1:00

Lunch & Hands on the Bees

Club Members

1:00 - 2:45

Bee Diseases, Pests & Treatments

Daniel Simpson

2:45 - 3:00

Break


3:00 - 4:45

Spring & Fall Hive Management

Daniel Simpson

4:45 - 5:00

Review, Q & A

Instructors & Members

 

Adjourn

 

Homework:  Prepare for test by reviewing the book & your notes. 


School Itinerary -  September 26, 2015

Time

Activity

Leader

8:15 – 8:30

Sign in

Allana Ross

8:30-9:00

Review, Q & A               

Instructors & Members

9:00-10:30

Written Test                   

DJ Moran

10:30-10:45

Break

 

10:45-12:00

Hands on the Bees                  

         
Club Members

 
                   
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