A place for Beekeepers
LOCATION: Dorchester County Career and Technology Center, 507 Schoolhouse Rd., Dorchester, SC 29437
TIMES: 9am – 5pm each day COST: $75 per student. The cost includes annual membership to a local Bee Club. INCLUDES: Text (BeeCabulary Essentials), handout materials, membership in a local bee association thru 2023. No prior beekeeping experience needed; all are welcome!
THE CLASS TOPICS WILL INCLUDE: Basic equipment, selecting an apiary site, equipment supply sources; All about the honeybee (bee biology, races of bees, bee history); Diseases and Pests (treatments, pesticides, IPM); Building hive equipment & lighting a smoker; Working with Honeybees (starting a bee hive, installing a package/nuc, swarms and swarm control); Honeybee habits (things they collect, nectar & pollen sources, products of the hive, honey packaging and labeling); Field day at a local apiary with hands-on instruction in the next few months (date TBD).