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2nd Spring 2020 Beginning Beekeeping Course

February 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A series of classes, to prepare you to be a Certified SC Beekeeper, on the following dates; February 27, and March 12, 19, 26, April 9, and 16, 2020 from 6:00-8:30

Cost: $50

What will I learn?

  • Races of honey bees and terminology
  • Anatomy, biology, and physiology of honeybees
  • Types of hives, hive parts, and accessories
  • Products of the Hive
  • Why keep honeybees, agricultural dependence, and history of honeybees
  • Startup cost and equipment needed
  • Feeding, transporting & hive placement
  • Why honeybees swarm and their management
  • Disorders, parasites, and hive invaders
  • How bees make it through the cold winter months & what we can do to help
  • How to inspect a hive and honey harvesting
  • Pollination and management of a hive throughout different seasons.
  • When, where and how to buy bees

IF you wish to take the Certified Examination at the end of the course, it is an additional $10 paid to the South Carolina Beekeepers Association, at the time of the test. The test is NOT required to keep bees in SC.



February 27, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Wateree Beekeepers Association
634 Dekalb Street
Camden, SC 29020 United States
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