Beginner’s Beekeeper Course 2022

*** NOTE: Registration for this year’s course is closed. ***

The NRVBA’s 2022 Beginner’s Beekeeper Course (BBC) will span across one in-person session and one virtual session as follows:

Session 1: Saturday, February 26th, 2022 at Spikenard Farm and Honeybee Sanctuary, 9 AM – 4 PM. Some drinks and snacks will be provided. Students should bring their own lunch or additional food and drinks if desired. The address is 401 Hideaway Lane, Floyd, VA 24091.

Session 2: Saturday, April 9th, 2022 (virtual and recorded), 9a-12p

Topics for the course will include:

  • Intro / Terminology
  • Bee Biology / Lifecycle
  • Diseases and Pests
  • Site Selection, Getting Bees, Tools, Woodenware
  • First Hive and Install
  • Varroa and Options
  • Hive Evaluation
  • Seasonal Beekeeping
  • Tips and Q&A

Here’s a recording of a previous information session that includes general information about beekeeping and the course: