Upcoming Courses

2024 Beginners Shortcourse

Ready to discover more about the Apis mellifera, the European honeybee?  The course is taught by NCSBA Certified beekeepers with years of valuable experience that will help prepare you for the written & hands-on practical portion to become a NCSBA Certified Beekeeper. We also offer hands-on mentoring throughout the year!

Course Dates: Feb. 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2024
Cost: $70
Time: 8am - Noon
Location: Hines Farm Park & Stables 1259 McCallister Rd. Jacksonville
For application click HERE & to PRE-REGISTER click HERE
*In order to confirm your seat, you must submit the application & fee. Click pre-registration link for additional information*

Previous Courses

2023 "I Think You Want To Be a Beekeeper" Basic Beekeeping Course

A curious group of 32 students attended OCBA's FREE basic beekeeping class.. Next step...the 2024 Beginners Beekeeping Course! 

"You Think You Want To Be a Beekeeper" Course

Approximately 30 students attended OCBA's FREE "You Want To Be a Beekeeper" Course in December 2022. Be on the lookout for our next available free course!


Beginner's Shortcourse

OCBA held its 2022 Beginners Beekeeping Shortcourse in March/April of 2022.  Participants from around Onslow County and surrounding counties, gathered to discover more about the European honey bee,  Apis mellifera.