Beekeeping classes offered
By Keith Taylor
Published in News on January 5, 2014 1:50 AM
The Beekeepers of the Neuse bee club will holding its third annual Spring Beekeeping School starting this month. Three different class times will be offered at the Wayne County Cooperative Extension Office, 208 W. Chestnut St.
*Tuesdays, Jan. 7 to Feb. 4, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (five class sessions)
*Thursdays, Jan. 9 to Feb. 6, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (five class sessions)
*Saturdays, Jan. 11 and Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (two class sessions)
The course is for anyone interested in bees, beekeeping, pollination or gardening. Topics will include the background and history of beekeeping, getting started in beekeeping, bee equipment, bee biology and diseases, as well as bee management and pollination.
Participants may elect to take the Master Beekeepers level 1 test to become an N.C. State certified beekeeper. Review for the test will be held for all class participants on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wayne County Cooperative Extension Office.
Class space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. For directions on how to register for classes, call Diane at the Wayne County Cooperative Extension Office at 919-731-1520.