Mother Earth News Institute: The Basics of Beekeeping 2017
WNC Agricultural Center
1301 Fanning Bridge Rd.
Fletcher, N.C. 28732
Aug. 26-27, 2017

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Ever thought about starting your own apiary but didn’t know where to begin? Wonder no longer! Join Shane Gebauer of Brushy Mountain Bee Farm and special guests as we host an intensive 2-day training course in Asheville, N.C. From sourcing bees to extracting honey, you will learn everything you need to know about how to maintain a happy and healthy hive, straight from world-class instructors! The MOTHER EARTH NEWS INSTITUTE is designed to “go deep” with limited class sizes and personalized attention so that all attendees leave armed with the knowledge they need to start keeping bees. Presentations will be interspersed with hands-on workshops for setting up and maintaining your own hive.

Brushy Mountain Bee Farm has been serving the beekeeping industry for more than 30 years and is the exclusive supply partner for this MOTHER EARTH NEWS INSTITUTE. Find out more about their quality products, service and support online at

Important information on protective gear: Protective clothing, whether it be a full suit or just a portable veil, is highly recommended when working directly with the hives during the live portion of the workshop. If you would like to order your own personal protective gear, Brushy Mountain Bee Farm is offering discount pricing on beekeeping gear to event attendees. Visit this special landing page and include a note in “Shipping Instructions” when checking out to let them know the order is for the beekeeping institute. Cutoff date for orders is August 24th.

To make reservations by phone or or information about the program, including any questions about the schedule, please call 1-800-234-3368.

Check out the Basics of Beekeeping schedule!