Hands on the Hive

Bring your veil, hive tool and smoker! Grab a friend and come play with some bees!! General public is welcome! You do not need to be a beekeeper or a club member to attend.

WHAT: Watch and participate as Mr. Buzz Ben Crawley inspects real hives with real bees. Questions from the crowd are encouraged!

WHERE: The hives are located near the cotton field at Historic Oak View Park (4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27610)

WHEN: This event usually takes place on the 3rd Sunday from March-September. The event is weather dependent and may be moved for other conflicts. Check the calendar for the next Hands on the Hive!

The practical exam for the NCSBA Certified Beekeeper program are also given at each Hands on the Hive event, no appointment necessary. Please make sure the instructor knows you are there to take the test at the beginning of the meeting. For the practical part you must bring your own equipment including a smoker, veil, suit and hive tool. The form with the criteria for the practical exam can be found on the state website.