Tonight was the last class of the 8 week SC Certified Beginner Beekeeper Course. It was a great experience! I’m so grateful to have had the chance to learn so much from the beekeepers of the Oconee County Beekeepers Association-South Carolina !
Each class was about 2.5 hours long and we had the opportunity to ask so many questions, along with all of the course materials it was a great way to gain both knowledge and confidence about getting started with bees.
I know a lot of people these days are resorting to online courses and I can’t speak enough to the value of having an in-person class.
Enjoy these photos from our hive inspection class this evening. Kind of hard to take photos wearing gloves, but for now I will be suited and gloved up until I’ve got more experience and confidence.
177 days until my bees arrive! I’ve ordered three Carniolan/Italian NUCs from HoneyStrong in Smyrna, SC. I ordered through them rather than more locally because I wanted NUCs, I wanted Carniolan genetics in the mix, and I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss out on bees- places more local than me seemed to be more risk of sellout, and didn’t have the mixed genetics.