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For larger group packages please email JCBAboard@jocobee.org for accommodations.

Individual
Bee School

1 Person
$ 75 00
Includes 1 Year individual membership to JCBA
1 Seat(s) Reserved
1 Day Bee School
Learning Materials Included
Lunch & Snacks Included
Chance to win beekeeping gear & bees!

Family Package 1
Bee School

2 Adults
$ 125 00
Includes 1 Year family membership to JCBA
2 Seat(s) Reserved
1 Day Bee School
Learning Materials Included
Lunch & Snacks Included
Chance to win beekeeping gear & bees!
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Johnston County Beekeepers Association
Backyard Beekeeping School
  “How to think like a Honey Bee”

When:
February 25, 2023
7:30 AM to 5:00 PM  

Where:
NCSU Cooperative Extension
Johnston County Center
2736 NC Highway 210Smithfield NC 27577

Cost:
$75 Individual
$50 Second Family Member
(Free) Youth with paid Adult add a note to your order at checkout

For larger group packages please email JCBAboard@jocobee.org for accommodations.

Free:
Learning materials & Lunch will be provided

Schedule & Outline:

  1. Check In: 7:30 AM
  2. Program starts at 8:00 AM
  3. 8:00 to 8:30
    1. Introduction, Welcome and Brief History of Beekeeping
    2. Club History, Supported by NCSU Cooperative Extension-Johnston County Center, Products of the hive, Bee Numbers
  4. 8:30 to 10:00
    1. Bee Biology
    2. Bee Numbers, Bee food,
  5. 10:00 to 10:10
    1. Break
  6. 10:10
    1. Honey Tasting and Door Prize Drawing (6) – Smoker, Nuc Inspection
    2. (Drawing to inspect nuc weather permitting (5 people), Average high temperature is 57 degrees.)  We PPE & suits provided.
  7. 10:15 to 12:00
    1. Bee Management, Pests and Diseases
  8. 12:00 to 1:00
    1. Lunch and Bee Talk (Apiary walk around, Nuc inspection weather permitting)
    2. 1st evaluation sheet
  9. 1:00
    1. Honey Tasting and Door Prize Drawing (2)-Honey, Ventilated Bee Jacket
  10. 1:05 to 2:30
    1. Bee Behavior
    2. Bee Numbers, Typical hive honey production, Hive Life, Jobs vs. Age, Waggle Dance, Operation during Dearth,
  11. 2:30
    1. Honey Tasting and Door Prize Drawing (2)-Honey, New Hive
  12. 2:35 to 3:00
    1. Bee Equipment and Supplies
    2. What is the minimum that you need to buy to get in beekeeping?
    3. Horizontal (Long Lang) Hive, 8 vs. 10 frame, All Medium Hive, Used Equipment, Use of club equipment: extractors, frame assembly jig, oxalic acid vaporizer for mite treatments, Review of bee numbers.
  13. 3:00 to 3:15
    1. Break
  14. 3:15
    1. Honey Tasting and Door Prize Drawing (2)-Honey, Hive Tool
  15. 3:15 to 4:30
    1. Hive Inspection and Apiary Operations
    2. (hive orientation, full sun, off ground, talk about our apiary inspections, weather, smoke, Review of bee numbers,
  16. 4:30
    1. Honey Tasting and Door Prize Drawing (2)-Honey, 5 Frame Nuc
  17. 4:35
    1. Question and Answer Session-Round table
  18. 5:00 pm
    1. Adjourn

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