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An Exciting Learning Opportunity for Existing and Intermediate Beekeepers

NC STATE UNIVERSITY APICULTURE PROGRAM + YOUR LOCAL NC EXTENSION OFFICE

PRESENT

Video + Live Lectures from Dr. David R. Tarpy and Colleagues

Hands-On Demonstrations and Certificate of Completion

Live Question and Answer Sessions 

The Perfect Prep Opportunity for the Journeyman Beekeepers Exam!

BEES Academy 2023

'Advanced' BEES Academy
Queen rearing


Hillsborough
Orange County Center
1020 US Highway 70, Hillsborough, NC


Saturday January 28th, 2023
8:30am - 4:00pm
 
'Intermediate' BEES Academy

Lenoir
Caldwell County Extension Center
1192 U.S. 64 West Business
Pittsboro, NC 27312


Tentative dates:
Friday, August 25th & Saturday August 26th, 2023

(see tentative agenda below)

If you need help with using our registration system, please refer to this link:

If you have further technical problems or question about our registration process please email us at: 

reporter_support@ncsu.edu

PRICING AND REGISTRATION:

$175

PER

PERSON

THE PRICE OF REGISTRATION INCLUDES

Lunch and Snacks

BEES Academy T-Shirt

Handouts and Lecture Notes

DAY 1 

* Different offerings will have slightly different content based on local interests and resources. 

The specific agendas for each location will be available in the registration process for that event.

'Intermediate' BEES Academy
DEFAULT LECTURE AGENDA*

HONEY BEE 
BIOLOGY
HONEY BEE 
MANAGEMENT

10:00 am

10:15 am

10:45 am

10:55 am

11:00 am

11:30 am

11:50 am

1:00 pm

1:30 pm

1:50 pm

1:55 pm

2:55 pm

3:25 pm

3:30 pm

4:45 pm

5:30 pm

Introduction

Development and Anatomy (30 mins)

Question and Answer Discussion

Break

Division of Labor and Bee Behavior (30 mins)

Question and Answer Discussion

Lunch (1:10)

Queens, Drones, and Mating (30 mins)

Question and Answer Discussion

Break

Diseases, Parasites, and Disorders (60 mins)

Question and Answer Discussion

Break

Advanced Management (75 mins)

Question and Answer Discussion

Convene

Recorded Video Lecture (Dr. David Tarpy)

Live Lecture (Dr. David Tarpy)

Recorded Video Lecture (Dr. David Tarpy)

Recorded Video Lecture (Dr. David Tarpy)

Live Lecture (Dr. David Tarpy)

DAY 2

HONEY BEE 
MANAGEMENT
HONEY BEE 
INDUSTRY

8:30 am

9:30 am

9:45 am

10:00 am

10:45 am

11:00 am

11:15 am

11:45 am

12:00 pm

1:00 pm

3:30 pm

Varroa Management (60 mins)

Question and Answer Discussion

Break

Pollinator plants (45 mins)

Question and Answer Discussion

Break

Africanized Honey Bees (30 mins)

Question and Answer Discussion

Lunch

Hands-On Demonstrations (30 mins per station)

Station 1 - Stinging insects

Station 2 - Tools of the trade

Station 3 - Bee diseases

Station 4 - Varroa Mite Monitoring

Station 5 - Nutrition and pollen patties

Wrap Up and Certificates

Live Lecture (Dr. David Tarpy)

Live Lecture (Debbie Roos)

Recorded Video Lecture (Dr. David Tarpy)

NCSU Apiculture Program Members, NCDA&CS Apiary Inspectors, and Master Beekeepers