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Beginner Beekeeper Education Course

January 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - February 27, 2017 @ 9:00 pm


The Henderson County Beekeepers Association (HCBA) and NC Cooperative Extension are offering the 2017 Beginner Beekeeper Education Course featuring classroom lectures AND hands-on apiary sessions. The goal of the course is to provide the beginning beekeeper with the practical knowledge and skills required to successfully manage a colony of bees from receipt in spring through winter. Class size is limited. Registration is required; first time attendees will be given priority. (Previous class attendees are encouraged to attend intermediate beekeeper education classes beginning in the spring of 2017.)

Lectures will take place at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River from 7-9 PM on January 16, 23, 30, and February 6, 13, 20, 27. Apiary sessions will be taught at Historic Johnson Farm in Hendersonville on March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 8, 22 (subject to weather; times TBD). The fee for the classroom and apiary instruction, book, and 1-year HCBA membership is $75.

Learn more, view the syllabus, or enroll –


January 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
February 27, 2017 @ 9:00 pm


Henderson County Beekeepers Association


Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center
455 Research Drive
Mills River, 28759
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