Introduction to Beekeeping



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. 


Class Room IG Greer 219

The university recently changed their parking restrictions. Therefore if you do not have a current parking permit with App State, you will need to add the parking pass ($10/month) upon checkout and registration. Failure to add the parking permit can result in university tickets and fines. 

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Course schedule subject to change for in-person offerings.

***All in person course registration is limited to maintain proper social distancing. All participants will be required to follow Appalachian State's "Return to Campus" protocols. In the event that Appalachian State University classes move fully online, all in person Craft Enrichment courses will be cancelled and participants will be provided a prorated refund. 

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Monday, February 5, 2024 to Friday, February 23, 2024
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 6:30-8:30pm
Delivery Method: 
In Person
IG Greer 219
$125 (Includes "The Backyard Beekeeper, 4th Edition, by Kim Flottum")

Registration Information

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until 2 days before the class begins, whichever comes first. If you miss the registration for this session we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact Kyndall Bennett at to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Kyndall Bennett at 828-262-2744 or email

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

Cancellation Policy: 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.

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