Introduction to Beekeeping - Not Offered Fall 2019

Students will receive instruction on how to become a beekeeper in the High Country.  Topics will include honeybee anatomy, hive construction and placement, types of honeybees, beekeeping tools, how to obtain and install bees, pests and diseases, hive management, and honey production.  Students will have an opportunity to visit an apiary during Spring, 2018.

Instructor:  Doug Galloway
Enrollment:  20
Date:      (6 weeks)
Cost:   $125  Includes "Beekeeping For Dummies" 3rd Edition

Doug Galloway has been a beekeeper for 7 years, is a member of the Watauga, Ashe, Wilkes and Caldwell bee clubs, the North Carolina State Beekeeping Association and the Eastern Apiculture Society. Doug has taught beekeeping or presented beekeeping subjects at Caldwell Community College, the ASU Craft Enrichment class, the NCSBA 2017 Summer Meeting,  many local bee clubs and other area  organizations and schools. He was recognized as an NCSBA Master Beekeeper in 2016

REGISTRATION:  Registration begins at noon on the dates below, and remains open until the class fills or until three working days before the class begins, whichever comes first. If a date below falls on a weekend or a holiday, registration will open on the first working day after this date:

  • FALL SESSION 2019:  August 12 at noon
  • SPRING SESSION 2020:  December 2 at noon
  • SUMMER SESSION 2020:  May 1 at noon

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PLEASE NOTE: You may cancel a craft class up to two weeks before the class begins, with a $30 cancellation fee assessed. No refunds are allowed within two weeks of the start date, nor after the class begins.

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until 1 week before the class begins, whichever comes first. If you miss the registration for this semester we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact Jack Chambers at to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

Director: Dacia Trethewey,

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard,

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Jack Chambers at 828-262-2933 or email Jack Chambers at

If you need accommodations due to a disability, contact the Office of Disability Services at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your Craft Enrichment class. (828) 262-3056.

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