Bee School Registration

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Gaston County Beekeepers Association (GCBA) 2021 Beginners Bee Course: This is a 10-week introductory course that is designed to help learn what you need to know to get started in beekeeping. The course covers Basic Bee biology, Castes, Anatomy, Life-cycles, & PheromonesApiary Set-up, Wooden-ware & Tools/Equipment, Seasonal Hive Management, Honey Bee Diseases, Pests, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Strategy and Treatment Options, and Harvesting and Extracting Honey. We will have door prizes to give away throughout the semester as well as raffles for items like a complete hive with bees. Seating for this course is limited. Preregistration advised.

Your tuition cost includes the following: 10 weeks of classroom instruction, Beekeeping for dummies textbook, 2021 membership in Gaston County Bee Association (GCBA), 2021 North Carolina State Beekeeper Association (NCSBA) membership, and access to our mentor program. In addition to this course, students will be able to participate in our wooden-ware assembly workshop and both field days where participants will get a hands-on opportunity to work with live bee colonies. The second field day is also a bbq banquet for students and their immediate family at no additional cost. Students will also have the opportunity to purchase bees and wooden-ware at a discounted rate and also participate in our honey harvesting/extracting workshop in early July. Paper registration also available but must be mailed out no later than January 18 to ensure we have you a space reserved and receive the information in enough time. You can contact GCBA Registrar Jean Bess at (704) 860-9380 to ensure class space is still available.

Download the registration form

Location: Citizen’s Resource Center – 1303 Dallas Cherryville Hwy, Dallas, NC 28034

Date: Monday nights January 25–March 29, 2021

Time: 7 p.m.

Course Fee: $95.00 + $4.00 credit card processing and convenience fee