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Backyard Bee Keeping

A detail photograph of honey bees making honey in a honeycomb.Backyard Bee Keeping 

Instructor: David Zachary

Location: Sycamore Building, 7105 Tuition: $469.00

15-week course designed for those individuals who are seriously interested in becoming beekeepers and maintaining a honey bee apiary. Prior knowledge about honeybees not required. Subjects will include: Science of apiculture, types of honeybees, purchasing, equipment, clothing and the importance of honey bees to the environment. You will receive practical experience with building and setting up beehives, managing an apiary, controlling hive pests/diseases, and preparing for the NC State Beekeepers Certification test. Students will also document hive inspections, analyze honey, estimate hive populations, and learn how to prepare colonies for winter. Note; if you have any bee allergies then, this course IS NOT RECOMMENDED for you. Safety masks will be required and students will be responsible for purchasing Prof. Grade Bee Suit/jacket, protective gloves, a beekeeping supplies starting kit, and a tack or frame hammer.

Dates Day Time Cost Section Register By Registration Link
March 3 - June 14, 2024 Fridays 9am-Noon $469 41870 2/25/24 Register

How to Register by Email:

1. Download Creative Arts Registration Form (Form must be fully completed to be accepted)

2. Email completed form to  

3. If you are registering through email please await a Successful Confirmation Registration Email.
This service is only available to those that register by email. 

How to Register in Person:

Please visit Student Services Department on the top floor of the Hemlock Building at
185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, NC 28721.