2021 Bee School

YCBA will do all we can for the safety of our students and follow current Covid-19 safety precautions.

 

All Bee School students who paid and attended the 2020 Bee School has the option to attend the 2021 school at no cost.

 

Please contact Ron Fletcher at RonaldFletcher1990@gmail.com┬áif you’re available to help with class setup on any of the weeks below.

2021 Bee School Course Outline

Week 1: Feb 18

  • Local Association information
  • Intro and Course Description
  • Thinking Like a Bee
  • Things Bees Collect / Plants and Pollination

Sections 1.1-1.5

Week 2: Feb 25

  • Beekeeping Equipment
  • Selecting An Apiary Site

Sections 1.5-1.6

Week 3: Mar 4

  • Starting a Bee Hive
  • Working With Bees
  • Bee History

Sections 2.1-2.3

Week 4: Mar 11

  • Attend YCBA General Club Meeting, Speaker to be Announced

Sections 3.1-4.1

Week 5: Mar 18

  • Queens
  • Diseases
  • Seasonal Management

Sections 4.2-5.2

Week 6: Mar 25

  • Swarming
  • Extracting Honey
  • Minor Products of the Hive
  • Honey Packaging and Labeling
  • Q&A
  • Exam Review

Sections 3.1-4.1

Week 7: Apr 1

  • Exam Review
  • Exam

Sections 4.2-5.2

Week 8: Apr 8

  • Monthly YCBA Meeting Night
  • Co-op will be open

Dinner & Movie Night!

Week 9: Apr 17

  • YCBA Family Picnic & Bee Pick-up
  • Demo on how to release your bee package into the hive
  • Co-op will be open

If you ordered BEES, they have arrived!

Grilled Hot Dogs, Home made Ice Cream
And all the other yummy side dishes!

Week 10: Apr 24 Rescheduled to May 1 due to weather

  • Hands on Hive Field Day
  • FREE

Held at HoneyStrong
1753 Ebenezer Rd, Smyrna, SC
10:00 am – 1 pm