Bee School

Beekeeping Basics for Beginners


Thank you for your interest in our Bee School. We are limited in how many students we can accommodate. Please consider attending a class at another local bee club, such as Wilson County and join us at our club meetings.

A big thanks for the donations of hive boxes and honey bees from some of our local vendors- Sapony Creek Apiaries, Cotton Boll Pollinators, Eddie’s Covered Bridge Farm, and member Darryl Gabritsch. Two students won a hive box and bees!

Caught bee fever but don’t know where to start? Join us for a crash course in beginning beekeeping!

Classroom presentations will cover the basics, from honey bee biology, beekeeping equipment, pests and diseases that affect honey bees, getting started with your own hives, and more. Our speakers have decades of combined experience in beekeeping!

Participants will receive additional hands-on instruction through a series of optional (but highly recommended) field days at the 5CBA apiary, scheduled throughout the 2022 season.

The class fee covers a course pack, instruction, lunch, refreshments, attendance at any or all the scheduled field days throughout the season (dates and times TBD), and a 1-year individual membership to 5CBA. Club membership fee will be deducted if already a 5CBA member (-$15).

Details on lunch are forthcoming.

We strongly recommend you purchase and read “First Lessons in Beekeeping” by Keith Delaplane, 2007 PRIOR to the school for maximum benefit. May be purchased online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or at any of the many beekeeping suppliers.


Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022
8:45 AM – 4:30 PM

multiple hands-on field days following the class


Bennett Bunn Plantation Lodge
1915 Old Bunn Rd.
Zebulon, NC 27597

How much?

The class is $55 for non-members
or $40 for members.


Send us an email:
[email protected]