2022 Bee School Syllabus

Here is how 2022 Bee School will go. Each class is 120 minutes with a 10 minute break in the middle. There will lots of hands on teaching and plenty of time for questions. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early or log on by 630pm so we can get everyone checked in and registered

SessionModuleClass TimeInstructor
One
Jan 10, 2022
Introductions & Overview
Partnerships
Scope
Ownership, mentorship, continuing education
15 minPat Roe, President HCBA
Mentors5 minPat Roe
Henderson County CED, Henderson County Extension10 minDr. Terry Kelley
Welcome to your journey into BeeKeeping-30 minKim Bailey
Terminology & Parts of the Hive Demonstrations

30 minShane Masterson
Breakout Sessions15 minMentors
Two Jan 17 2022Introduction10 MinutesPat Roe
Getting Started
Packages and Nucs
Where to obtain Bees
How do I get them in the box.
60 minJim Poe and Pat Roe
BREAKBREAK10 MinutesMentors
Hive Inspections
Frequency
Things beekeepers should be looking for in & around the hive
Record keeping
30 MinutesJim Poe and Pat Roe
Bear Fences-It's Electric20 MinutesWill Garvey
Three
Jan 24, 2022
Introduction10 MinutesPat Roe
Life Cycle of the Bee

80 MinutesJanet Peterson
BREAKBREAK10Mentors
Mentoring and Apiary20 MinutesAntione Ignizio, Mark and Susan Habel, Aaron Bennett
Four
January 31, 2022
Introductions10 MinutesPat Roe
Seasonal Management Part 1
Spring- Summer (March-April)
Inspections:
Confirm expanding brood and room for expansion
Check for adequate stores: honey and pollen
● Feeding options
Sugar water, stored honey, dry sugar,pollen, etc
40 MinutesScott Davis
BREAKBREAK10 MinutesMentors
Observing the entrance- Who’s coming
out of the hive:
Foragers
Orientation flights
Guard bees
Swarm Control- When? How?
(Splits, nucs, etc.)
Supering (Tulip poplar flow)
Mite check
Recordkeeping
30 MinutesScott Davis
Breakout Rooms30 MinutesMentors
Five
Feb 7 2022
Introductions10 MinutesPat Roe
NCSBA Update10 MinutesScott Davis
Seasonal Management Part 2
Summer (May-June-July-August)
Inspections
Laying queen?
Eggs? Larva? Capped Brood?
Hive beetles? Varroa?
Adequate room for brood, honey, pollen
Feeding if needed
Nectar Flow Schedule
Tulip poplar
Sourwood
● Supering
Honey- Removing, replacing supers
Mites evaluation
Recordkeeping
40 MinutesScott Davis
BREAKBREAK10 Minutes
Fall (September-October-November)
● Robbing
● Feeding/Nutritional Issues
● Honey stores
● Adding and removing supers
● Mite control
● Recordkeeping
Winter
● Stores
● Mite treatment
Equipment
30 MinutesScott Davis
Breakout Rooms20 Minutes
Six
Feb 14, 2022
Introductions10 MinutesPat Roe
Diseases and Parasites of the hive
Invaders: Mites, SHB, Wax Months, etc
Bacteria and Fungus: EFB, AFB, etc
IPM
Treatments: Treatment Free, Hard and Soft Chemicals
DriftWatch and BeeCheck
100 Minutes

Lewis Cauble,
Apiary Inspector at NC Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Seven
Feb 21, 2022
Introductions10 MinutesPat Roe
Most Frequent Problems for a New Beekeeper
● Review of some key points covered in class.
● Lessons from panelists beginner beekeeper experiences.
45 MinutesPanel Discussion
BREAKBREAK10 Minutes
Q&A20 MinutesPanel
Review of Apiary Syllabus15 minAntoine Ignizio
Closing Comments10 MinutesPat Roe