State Instructional Classes

Upcoming events

    • 26 Mar 2015
    • 6:30 PM
    • 14 May 2015
    • 9:00 PM
    • The Woodlands At Furman, 1500 Trailhead Court, Greenville, SC 29617
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    The Journeyman beekeeper class is for those that desire to go to the next level of beekeeping. The 2 hour class will be held over an an 8 week period.   

    Details of Journeyman Class
    Date & Time:  
    Each class time will begin 6:30-9:00pm
    March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7 & 14

    Class Fee $65 with Text Book
    The class fee includes Class Handouts, Hive & The HoneyBee written and practical test.

    Class Fee $40 without Text Book:
    You will be asked at registration to confirm that you have The Hive and The Honey Bee.

    Location:
    The Woodlands At Furman
    1500 Trailhead Court, Greenville, SC 29617
    (864) 294-2000

    Schedule:
    Class begins at 6:30pm and will go to 9:00pm with one break.

    Class Topics:
    History of Bees and Man & Nomenclature
    Anatomy and Physiology
    Queen Rearing
    Honey Labeling/Packaging/Regulations
    Pollination/Parts of a Flower/Pollen and Nectar Plants
    Pesticides/Pesticide Labels/Proper Application  
    Diseases & Pests
    Written Exam and Practical Exam

    Required Reading:
    Your textbook is The Hive and The HoneyBee published by Dadant publishing.

    What you can to bring to class....
    • Your favorite note taking notebook with paper
    • Water Bottle & Snacks for yourself (optional)
    • Bring your Textbook-The Hive and The Honey Bee
    • Electronic Tablet or laptop (optional)
    • Bring what you need to make you feel comfortable
    • You may audio or video record each session. (recordings are not for redistribution)

    Considerations:
    Furman College is located in the upper west of the state. Persons in the lower part of the state and to the East should consider driving with a friend.  If overnight is a real possibility, we can help find lodging for you.

    Study Materials:
    There study materials available for you on the State Website/Journeyman Study Materials.  It is recommended to review these materials as often as you can to make your class experience and testing a breeze.  Journeyman Reading Requirement.pdf
    Journeyman Requirements:
    Please visit the state website Journeyman page

    Class Schedule of Topics and Teachers
    March 26th -Staci Siler & Bill Grayson -
    History of Bees and Man & Nomenclature

    April 2nd - Dr. Tim Drake - Pesticides/Pesticide Labels/Proper Application 

    April 9th - Dr. Hood - Anatomy and Physiology 

    April 16th - Buddy May - Queen Rearing

    April 16th - Richard Hanks - Swarms and Preventions

    April 23rd - Staci Siler - Pollination/Parts of a Flower/Pollen and Nectar Plants

    April 30th - Donna Boozer - Honey Labeling/Packaging/Regulations

    May 7th - Mell Wallace - Diseases & Pests

    May 14th - Bill Grayson - Written Exam

    May 14th - Mell Wallace - Practical

    Class Facilitators:  
    Walter Perrin & Cynthia Robinson

    Please go to the Event Registration page to sign up for the class. 


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