Beekeeping for Beginners Workshop

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UPDATED: Due to popular demand, a second beekeeping class is being offered on March 10! See details below

The Harnett County Beekeepers Association is offering a beginner’s beekeeping class on Saturday, March 10th 2018 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension office in the Harnett County Agricultural Center (126 Alexander Dr. in Lillington, NC). Certified Beekeeper Charles Fleming and other members of the Association will teach the course, which will include an inspection of an active beehive, weather permitting. Beehive inspection will re-scheduled for a later date if the weather is unfavorable. Please pack your own lunch for the workshop.

The course fee is $40 for individuals or $60 for couples, and includes one-year membership to the Harnett County Beekeepers Association. Children and teens are encouraged to attend, and those under 15 years old can attend for free when accompanied with a paying adult. Payment (cash or check only) will be accepted the morning of the workshop, but pre-registration is required. Register online at:

The Harnett County Beekeepers Association meets the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Harnett County Agricultural Center. For specific questions about the course, contact the Association at


Find a PDF of Certified Beekeeper Charles Fleming’s presentation from the workshop here:

Beginner Beekeeper Class (Charles Fleming)