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Beekeeping—Basic (24 Hours)

Join Rick Harty, NCSBA Master Beekeeper, as he teaches students the history and biology of the honeybee, how to start a hive using a variety of equipment, the relationship between the honeybee and agriculture, and how to use and sell products for the hive. Students will also learn about the threats to a honeybee colony, such as parasites, disease, and Colony Collapse Disorder.

Students will be given information regarding the NC Beehive Grants. The course will conclude with a visit to the Harty Farm bee yard for a hands-on hive experience.

2/2–3/23, Th, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Harty
Mitchell: 828.766.1291
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