The NCSBA offers many opportunities to improve your beekeeping skills.
Every year, NCSBA chapters conduct bee schools to help new beekeepers get on the right foot. The schools are varied, with prices ranging between free and $150, one day to four months, and vary in their approach. Check around your location for the best fit.
Chapter Bee School Courses
If a chapter is not listed, the course may already have begun, no courses are being offered in that chapter, or that chapter has chosen not to be listed on the NCSBA web site. However, courses which have already begun are still listed on the calendar. If the date for a school has already past, you may want to contact the chapter directly to see when their next scheduled class will be or if you can join in on a course already started.
- Jan 22, 2022, 9:00 am: Hampstead Natural Beekeepers Beginning Beekeeping Class
- Jan 24, 2022, 6:30 pm: Stanly County Beginning Beekeeping Class
- Jan 24, 2022, 7:00 pm: Gaston County Beginning Beekeeping Class
- Jan 24, 2022, 7:00 pm: New Hanover County Beekeepers - Beginning Beekeeping Class
- Jan 27, 2022, 6:30 pm: Alamance Beginning Beekeeping Class
- Jan 29, 2022, 9:00 am: Granville County Saturday Academy
- Feb 1, 2022, 6:00 pm: Burke County Beekeepers - Beginning Beekeeping Class
- Feb 1, 2022, 7:00 pm: Cabarrus Beginning Beekeeping Class
- Feb 5, 2022, 8:30 am: Buzz on Beekeeping - Beginning Beekeeping Class - McDowell Honey Bees
- Feb 7, 2022, All day: Beginning Beekeeping Class - Catawba Valley Beekeepers
- Feb 19, 2022, 8:45 am: Five County Beekeepers - Beekeeping Basics for Beginners
- Feb 28, 2022, 6:30 pm: Union County Beginning Beekeeping Class
- Mar 5, 2022, 9:00 am: Yadkin County Beginning Beekeeping Class
- Mar 12, 2022, 8:00 am: Wilson Beginning Beekeeping Class
- Mar 12, 2022, 9:00 am: Macon County Beginning Beekeeping Class
NC State Apiculture Program Beekeeper Education & Engagement System (BEES)
BEES is a new online resource for beekeepers at all levels offered by the NC State Apiculture Program. The system is entirely internet based and open to the public.The structure of the BEES network is broken into three ascending levels of difficulty (Beginner, Advanced, and Ambassador) and three general areas of content (honey bee biology, honey bee management, and the honey bee industry).
Enrollment is a la carte; you can pick and choose exactly which courses you want! There are no mandates or pre-requisites for taking any BEES course (you do not have to take one in order to take another). No prior experience necessary (or special equipment) Pick and choose individual topics/courses Learn at your own pace (30-day access, although majority of participants finish within the first week)
Read more at: https://entomology.ces.ncsu.edu/apiculture/bees/