Bob Mathis began keeping bees after he retired when a neighbor convinced him that beekeeping was easy, didn’t require much heavy lifting, and could be a fun and interesting hobby. Bob decided to learn all he could about beekeeping, so he signed p for the Forsyth County Beekeepers Association (FCBA) Bee School.

The course is conducted by experienced beekeepers who are all members of the FCBA. In addition to the theory of beekeeping taught in the classroom, each student is assigned an experienced beekeeper as a mentor, who gives the student hands-on training at his own hives. Armed with his new-found knowledge, Bob joined the ranks of the beekeeping profession – one that has been practiced by humans for millennia.

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