Become A Certified Beekeeper!

Matthew Van Horn, a Certified Beekeeper in the Appalachian Beekeepers Club, is offering free study sessions to anyone who would like to become certified. Learn what it takes to be a beekeeper in NC and how to recognize problems when they arise. This is a great starting point for anyone interested in knowing more about these extraordinary bugs!

The first study session will start this Saturday, July 6th at 6:00 pm on Zoom. Please use the invite link below to join. We will start at 5:30 to allow you to get settled in. We’ll go through two PowerPoints with a short break in between and then afterwards briefly open up for questions. This information was sourced from “First Lessons in Beekeeping” by Keith S. Delaplane. You can order this almost anywhere, however Dadant usually has it in stock for less than $10 (

We’ll cover “Intro to Beekeeping and History” (Chapter 4) and “Products of the Hive” (Chapter 6).

To Join the Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 779 7267 5597

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