The 2019 Bee School starts this Saturday at the Wayne County Cooperative Extension Office Farm Bureau Room, 3114B Wayne Memorial Drive.

The school will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 12, 19, 26 and Feb. 2 and 9. 

This is a basic beekeeping class open to anyone wanting to become a certified N.C. Beekeeper, or anyone wanting to learn about beekeeping, or individuals wanting to refresh their knowledge and skills.

Students are not required to raise bees during or after the course.

Those desiring to become a certified beekeeper by the N.C. State Beekeepers Association will have the option to test upon conclusion of the class.

Each class includes a class review and a time for questions and answers. Refreshments will available.

Students will meet experienced beekeepers who share their knowledge and provide hands-on training in the bee yard.

The cost is $60 per person or $85 per family. This includes one textbook per person or family, an information notebook and class handouts.

Register on first day of bee school from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Cash and credit card will be accepted on registration day.

Registration forms also can be picked up at the Wayne County Cooperative Extension Office.

For more information, contact the Extension office at 919-731-1520.