Register Here for The Buzz on Beekeeping 2022

Free Four Day Beginning Beekeeping Course

8:30am – 4:30pm

Saturday February 5, 12 and 19, 2022

Field day - Saturday April 23, 2022


We're back! Everyone is invited to attend the McDowell Honey Bees’ highly popular Bee School---it's free and open to the public! Our annual Bee School fills to capacity every year, so be sure and sign up early.


In addition to guest speakers covering major topics of interest each day, there will also be honey tasting, a honey extraction demo, door prizes, and lots more!  The course is open to anyone of any age interested in learning the basics of beekeeping, no experience needed. Information will be provided on how you and your family can contribute to the process and become a hobbyist beekeeper.


There will be an opportunity to take the NC State Beekeepers Certification exam at the end of the course. A field day will be scheduled and the dates will be communicated at the first day of class.


To attend, you must register below. Registration is open and is first come, first served.


For questions, email or call Ed Speer at 828-724-4444.


The course will be taught at The Universal Advance Manufacturing Center, McDowell Technical Community College, 54 College Drive, Marion, NC, 28752.  An optional textbook can be obtained prior to the course. Information will b e sent after registration. 

Sponsored by McDowell Honeybees Club, McDowell County Farm Bureau, McDowell County Cooperative Extension Services and McDowell Technical Community College