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COVID-19: Spring 2023 Semester Guidelines

SCC Offering Introduction to Beekeeping Class


Surry Community College is offering an Introduction to Beekeeping class in cooperation with the Surry County Beekeepers Association.

The class will first meet on Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. Classes will meet every Tuesday through March 14, with one additional field day to be scheduled. Classes will be held at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Surry County Building, located at 915 E. Atkins St., Dobson.

Topics covered will include: introduction to beekeeping; the colony, organization, and life cycle of the honeybee; equipment needed to get started; how to assemble equipment; seasonal hive management of the colonies; pests and diseases of bees; harvesting and processing honey and other hive products; and a field day to work with the bees. There will be a drawing at the end of the course for a complete ten-frame hive setup.

For more information and to register, contact the Pilot Center at (336) 386-3618. The tuition will be covered with grant funding. Capacity is limited at 100 students.

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