GCBA Beginner Beekeeping Course 2019

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GCBA Beginner Beekeeping Course 2019

Post by Jacobs » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:02 am

WE WILL BE TAKING WALK IN REGISTRATIONS ON JANUARY 10TH UNTIL WE REACH CAPACITY FOR THE CLASS. IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON DOING A WALK IN REGISTRATION, PLEASE PRINT & FILL OUT THE REGISTRATION FORM AND HAVE YOUR CHECK MADE OUT TO GCBA AHEAD OF TIME. CASH IS ACCEPTED. PLEASE SHOW UP AT 6:30 PM ON THE 10TH FOR WALK IN REGISTRATION. WE WANT TO GET STARTED AS CLOSE TO 7:00 PM AS POSSIBLE.




The Guilford County Beekeepers Association will offer the
Beginner Beekeeping Course on the following dates:

Thursday, January 10
Thursday, January 17
Thursday, January 24
Thursday, January 31
Thursday, February 7
Thursday, February 14 (NCSBA Certified Beekeeper Written Examination-optional)
Weather make up dates to be posted later.

Classes begin at 7:00 pm for about 2 hours a session, and will be held at the barn kitchen meeting room in the Guilford County Cooperative Extension Center, 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro, NC. The plan is for 5 teaching sessions, administration of the optional written portion of the NCSBA certified beekeepers examination at week 6, for those wishing to take it. The cost is $25.00 for individuals or $35.00 per family which includes 1 book/registration, handouts, and membership in the GCBA. North Carolina State Beekeepers Association membership ($15.00 per person) is required for those wanting to participate in the Master Beekeeper program and take the certified beekeepers examination. It is not required to take the beginners course or join the Guilford Beekeepers, but it is strongly encouraged.

THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BEEKEEPERS NOW PROVIDE THE ABILITY TO JOIN AND PAY ANNUAL DUES ON LINE. THE LINK IS-- https://www.ncbeekeepers.org WE WILL NOT BE COLLECTING NCSBA DUES AND BATCHING MEMBERSHIP FORMS AS IN THE PAST. YOUR NCSBA MEMBERSHIP CARD WITH YOUR MEMBER NUMBER WILL BE E MAILED TO YOU OR SENT DIRECTLY TO YOU DEPENDING ON THE OPTION YOU SELECT WHEN JOINING THE NCSBA.

Visit the GCBA homepage ( www.guilfordbeekeepers.org ) for a link to the 2019 beginner beekeeping registration form or follow this link to the registration form http://guilfordbeekeepers.org/wp-conten ... tion-1.pdf

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Re: GCBA Beginner Beekeeping Course 2019

Post by EliseSaur » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:59 pm

Is it required to attend all classes? Is it OK to miss one?

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Re: GCBA Beginner Beekeeping Course 2019

Post by Jacobs » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:18 pm

Life happens. If you have to miss a class, that is o.k.

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Re: GCBA Beginner Beekeeping Course 2019

Post by EliseSaur » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:19 pm

Thanks. I plan to be there. Is it too late to send in my registration? Should I just bring it with me next Thursday?

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Re: GCBA Beginner Beekeeping Course 2019

Post by Jacobs » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:50 pm

Bring it next Thursday, and show up around 6:30 pm if you can so that we can start as close to on time as possible.

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Re: GCBA Beginner Beekeeping Course 2019

Post by Victoria » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:23 pm

Is it possible to sit for the exam without taking the class? If so, would the fee still apply? I've taken beekeeping classes before but haven't had the opportunity to take the exam.

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Re: GCBA Beginner Beekeeping Course 2019

Post by Jacobs » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:10 pm

Please send me a PM with your circumstances. If you are a current NCSBA member I will look at the situation, but I don't want to be giving exams to someone who belongs to another local chapter unless there are unusual circumstances.

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