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2023 Beekeeper Open House

When: September 16, 2023
Where: Ag Center 2736 NC Hwy 210, Smithfield, NC 27577

Doors Open 8:45 AM
Presentation Begins 9:00 AM
Program Ends 11:45 AM


Event Overview:
Johnston County Beekeepers Association is hosting this event to help provide an overview partnered with a hands on opportunity for new and aspiring beekeepers as to what’s needed to successfully begin beekeeping!

Handicap friendly event, beehives are wheel chair accessible.


Event Agenda:
Introduction/Honey Production/Brief History of Beekeeping

  • Honeybee biology and anatomy
  • Honey bee pest (mites, small hive beetles)
  • Beekeeping equipment and tools
  • PPE needed for beekeeping
  • Beekeeping FAQ after the presentation

Hands On Agenda - Bee Hive Inspections:
32 spots available to assist with hive inspections.  PPE will be provided.  A signed waver required for all hive inspection participants.   

  • While the first group of 16 inspects hives, the other group will participate in a question and answer session.  
  • The first group will participate in a question and answer session while the second group will inspect the hives. 

Bee Hive Inspection NOTE:

  1. Required Items:  long pants, socks, closed toe shoes, light colored clothing, completed waver
  2. Prohibited Items:  aftershave, perfume, shorts, flip flops, sandals
  3. Provided Items:  beekeeping tools will be provided, protective gear will be provided

Save your spot today!
Select both items if you are interested.
Be sure to update how many people will be attending with you.