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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: $283.00

Backyard Beekeeping is a fun, but intensive 12-week course designed for those individuals who are seriously interested in maintaining a honeybee apiary. Prior knowledge about honeybees is not required! Subjects covered will include the science of apiculture, types of honeybees, purchasing bees, equipment, protective clothing, and the importance of honeybees to the environment. In addition, students will receive practical experience with setting up beehives, managing an apiary, and controlling hive pests or diseases. Students will inspect and document hive inspections, analyze honey, estimate hive populations, and winterize hives. Instructor: David Zachary


COURSE TEXTBOOK (Not provided, please bring your personal copy):

Flottum, Kim. The Backyard Beekeeper, 4th Edition: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden, Beverly, MA:Quarto Publishing Group, 2018. Students need to purchase their textbook and bring it to the first session. A good source is on Amazon. Any version is acceptable, eBook, Paperback, or Spiral bound.     ISBN-13: 978-1-63159-332-1

**Students are 100% responsible for the purchasing of bees, course text, and bee box materials. Please view the course page at for a full materials list and syllabus.** 


Course Code                                 Date                                 Time

CSP 4000 24841                      3/17/23 – 6/9/23             Fridays 9AM-12PM

Registration Deadline: 3/11/23


Course Code                                        Date                                   Time

CSP 4000 24920: 41097                    5/19/23 -8/11/23             FRIDAY, 1PM-4PM

How to Register: 5/15/23



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.