Basic Beekeeping Course at Mayland
If you are interested in learning the basics of beekeeping, Mayland Community College in Spruce Pine will be offering a Basic Beekeeping Course on Thursdays from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm beginning on Thursday, February 2 and continuing each Thursday through March 23rd (24 hours total). The cost is $70.00. Rick Harty, President of the ToeCane Beekeepers Association, will be the instructor. To register, please call Mayland Community College at 828-766-1298. Students will learn:
- the history and biology of the honeybee,
- how to start a hive using a variety of equipment,
- the relationship between the honeybee and agriculture,
- how to use and sell products from the hive, and
- the threats to a honeybee colony, which include parasites, disease, and Colony Collapse Disorder.
The course will conclude with a visit to the Harty Farm Bee Yard for a hands-on hive experience.
Click on Beekeeping School -2017 to view or print the flyer.