Currituck Extension sets beekeeping basics program

Published 1:24 pm Wednesday, March 22, 2023

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By Billy Caudle, Currituck Extension

Have you ever wanted to learn about beekeeping? Well, here is a great opportunity to do just that. This four-part very hands-on program will let you experience the fascinating world of the honey bees. You will learn about their hives, sustainable beekeeping, life cycle of bees, products produced by a hive and install a new colony in their new home. Each session will focus on a different aspect of beekeeping while providing participants with hand-on experiences with bees, hives and hive production.

This four-part program for youth ages 11-18 is at the Currituck Extension Center, 120 Community Way, Barco, on March 31, April 11, April 14 and May 5 from 10 a.m. to noon. We will be working with and around bees and their hives during all sessions and we will provide appropriate safety gear during the classes. Full enrollment in 4-H Online is required for all participants. There is no cost for this program, but space is limited.

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To register, please visit After you complete your eventbrite registration, you will need to register your youth through the 4-H Online site at: It is easy and only takes a few minutes. Please call us at (252) 232-2261 and we will guide you through the process if you have any problems.

After signing up, be sure to check out more learning opportunities offered by NC Cooperative Extension in Currituck by visiting our website at

For more information or if you need accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Sherry Fischlschweiger at (252) 232-2262 or by email at no later than 10 business days before the program date.

4-H is North Carolina’s largest youth development organization, equipping more than 263,000 young people each year with the skills to succeed and improve the world around them. 4-H programs and camps encourage young people to “learn by doing,” helping them to develop into active, contributing citizens. NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University coordinate 4-H programs statewide.