Upcoming Courses

"I Think I Want To Be a Beekeeper?"

Curious about what it takes to be a beekeeper? Join us for a Basics of Beekeeping course taught by Master Craftsman Beekeeper Eric Talley.

There will be a brief overview of beekeeping basics plus a discussion and Q&A time. 

Registration for the Onslow Co Beekeepers Beginners Short Course (Feb. 2025) will also be available.

REGISTER HERE: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084DAEAD2BA2FACE9-49989390-ithink#/

Date: 12/07/2024
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location:  Onslow County Parks:  Hines Farm Park & Stables, 1259 McCallister Rd., Jacksonville, NC  28540 

Questions?  Contact Marie Schweinefus
Email: mkschwei@ncsu.edu or phone (910) 459-3463.


2025 Beginners Shortcourse

The Beginners Shortcourse is conducted yearly (usually in February) and is taught by NCSBA Certified beekeepers with years of valuable experience. The course is designed to prepare you for the written & hands-on practical portion to become a NCSBA Certified Beekeeper.


Date: February 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd
Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Location:  Onslow County Parks:  Hines Farm Park & Stables, 1259 McCallister Rd., Jacksonville, NC  28540

*If you would like to be added to the notification list for when registration opens, email us at ocbeeks@gmail.com*

*You can register for this during the "I Think I Want To Be a Beekeeper?" class.

Previous Courses

2024 Beginners Shortcourse

A group of about 40 students took the next step to become North Carolina State Certified Beekeepers during the 2024 Beginners Beekeeping Course. Congratulations to those who passed the exam....now onto the practical portion in June. Good luck!

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!