2020 Bee School Syllabus

Here is how 2020 Bee School will go. Each class is 120 minutes with a 20 minute break in the middle. There will lots of hands on teaching and plenty of time for questions. The building will be open by 615pm so come early if you would like to talk with some beekeepers.

SessionModuleClass TimeInstructor
Jan 13, 2020
Introductions & Overview
Ownership, mentorship, continuing education
10 minPat Roe, President HCBA
Henderson County CED, Henderson County Extension5 minDr. Terry Kelley
Welcome to your journey into BeeKeeping-60 minKim Bailey
Terminology & Parts of the Hive Demonstrations

25 minShane Masterson
Jan 20, 2020
Bear Fences....Its Electric30 minWill Garvey

Getting Started
Packages and Nucs
Where to obtain Bees
How do I get them in the box.
60 minJim Poe and Pat Roe
Jan 27, 2020
Life Cycle of the Bee

100 MinCarl Chesick
Feb 3 2020
Seasonal Management
75 minBurton Beasley
NCSBA Update20 minBurton Beasley
Feb 10, 2020
Seasonal Management Summer and Fall100 minScott Davis
Feb 17, 2020
Diseases and Parasites of the hive
Invaders: Mites, SHB, Wax Months, etc
Bacteria and Fungus: EFB, AFB, etc
Treatments: Treatment Free, Hard and Soft Chemicals
DriftWatch and BeeCheck
100 minLewis Cauble,
Apiary Inspector at NC Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Feb 25, 2019

Most Frequent Problems for a New Beekeeper
Review of some key points covered in class.
Lessons from their beginner beekeeper experiences.
60 minPanel
Review of Apiary Syllabus10 minPat Roe
Closing Comments10 minPat Roe