2021 Online 'Beginner' BEES Schools
Both options for our online BEES school will allow students to view the ‘Beginner’ BEES content but still interact online with each other and NCSU instructors. In two separate offerings (one week-long “self-paced” course and one all-day course), we will learn about honey bee biology, management, and industry including live Q&A using Zoom. Enroll today!
No Prior Experience Necessary
Live Online Discussions
Recorded lectures & demonstrations
Option 1: Week-long "self-paced" course
WHEN: February 10-17th
HOW: Students will enroll in the ‘Beginner’ level BEES courses and learn the online content on their own time and at their own pace. Afterwards, on Wednesday Feb. 17th at 7:00 pm EST, we will hold virtual “office hours” with Dr. Tarpy to discuss what you have learned and answer any lingering questions. Attendees will have a total of 30 days access to the course content, have the opportunity to take the comprehensive online quiz, and download their personalized eCertificate of Completion if they pass at 80% or better.
Option 2: Day-long "live" course
WHEN: Saturday, March 13th
HOW: Students will register and be sent instructions on how to attend a Zoom session. Registered attendees will watch each recorded BEES lecture (15 in total), each followed by a short live Q&A through Zoom. Attendees will receive copies of lecture notes and a personalized eCertificate of Completion.
The Bees, The Colony, Development, Division of Labor, Foraging
Intro to Beekeeping and Hive Management
The Hive, Equipment, Sting Safety, Colony Establishment, Working a Hive, Troubleshooting
Importance of Bees and Beekeeping to Society
Being a Good Neighbor, Honey and Hive Products, Pollination, Join the Beekeeping Community
Basic Honey Bee Biology and Life History
Total 15 lectures, 6.5+ hours total instruction