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Honey Bee Diseases, Pests and Treatments

A detail photograph of honey bees on honeycomb.Backyard Bee Keeping Workshop

Instructor: David Zachary

Location: Sycamore Building, 7105 Tuition: $103.25

This course is an advanced 6-week study for beekeepers who have previously completed the HCC Backyard Beekeeping course or, beekeepers who have their certification(s) from the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association (NCSBA). Prior knowledge about honeybees is required, as THIS IS NOT a beginner’s course! Subjects covered will include Apiary Management, Pests, Parasites, Pathogens, and Treatments. In addition, students will inspect and analyze bee colonies and file research reports.
NOTE: STUDENTS MUST PURCHASE AND BRING THIS BOOK TO THE FIRST CLASS SESSION: Pernal, Stephen F. and Clay, Heather (eds), Honey Bee Diseases and Pests, Third Edition, Beaverlodge, AB, Canada: Canadian Association of Professional Apiarists, 2nd Printing 2015. ISBN 978-0-9693336-1-6.
Students MUST have the following items to conduct proper apiary inspections.
1. Personal Protective Equipment - PPE
a. Bee Suit, Jacket - (sized accordingly).
b. Pants and shoes required for all students (no shorts, flip-flops, )
c. Protective Gloves –
i. Goatskin bee gloves (one pair, sized accordingly).
ii. Chemical Resistant Gloves – Nitrile Chemical Resistant Gloves, Reusable Heavy-Duty
d. Smoker
e. Stainless Steel Beehive Claw Scraper Beekeeping Tool
BE AWARE, this course IS NOT RECOMMENDED for people who have any “bee allergies.” Exposure to live honey bees is part of being a beekeeper, and stings are probable!
Dates Day Time Cost Section Register By Registration Link
July 12-August 16, 2024 Fridays 9am-Noon $103.25 42189 7/5/24 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.