Introduction to Keeping Honeybees 2-day Workshop

Honeybee on DaisyIntroduction to Keeping Honeybees
A two-day workshop with Amy Moyle
March 22, 2015 & April 25, 2015

This two-day workshop will introduce you to keeping bees in North Carolina.

In the first session, you will learn what it takes to keep honeybees today. This first session is targeted at both those who already know they want to keep bees but don’t know where to start and those who are considering keeping bees but aren’t sure about how much time and money is required. This session is scheduled to allow time to buy (and assemble) equipment and in time to order bees for spring delivery.

In session 1 you will learn:

  • What you need to know before you get started.
  • About bees – colony, organization, life cycle, and some bee biology.
  • What equipment you will need.
  • The best location for your hives.
  • Where to buy bees and equipment.
  • How much it costs to get started.
  • How much time it takes to raise bees and what you need to be doing each month.
  • How much honey you might get.

In session 2, we will be working in the bee yard. In addition to trying out some skills we talk about in session 1, you will learn more about colony management, managing pests and diseases of the bees, and a bit about harvesting and processing honey.

When & Where: Session 1: Sunday, March 22nd, 2 pm – 5 pm
Evelyn & Barton Parks’ home
1107 McDowell Drive
Greensboro, 27408 [ map ]
(on street parking)
Session 2: Saturday, April 25th, 10 am – 1 pm
Charlie Headington’s home
515 N. Mendenhall Street
Greensboro, 27401 [ map ]
(Park on nearest cross street Lakeview Avenue)
Cost: $50 (GPG members $45)
Register: Contact Amy at 512-296-8298 or with questions and to sign up. Class is limited to 12 participants.

About Amy: Amy started working and learning about bees in Austin, Texas and has been keeping bees in North Carolina since 2010. She is a Certified Beekeeper with the NC State Beekeepers Association and has been active with the NC State Beekeepers and Surry County Beekeepers and is also a member of the Forsyth County and Guilford County Beekeeper.