You may not realize it, but the beekeeping industry is a necessary business. And it's easy for you to play a role. All you have to do is go to school for it.
Beekeepers say about every ten years a different disease or pest threatens bees in North Carolina. But hobbyist beekeepers can help. Beekeeper Barry Harris stopped by Good Morning Carolina Monday to talk about an upcoming beekeepers school and why you should get involved.
"They'll learn the basics of beekeeping," Harris said, "and it's a good course for people who want to start out in beekeeping or are currently keeping bees and and have never had any formal instruction."
Harris says about two thirds of the people who go to a beekeeping school end up keeping bees. If you are interested, it starts February 2 at Poplar Grove Plantation. The cost is $55 per person.
Contact Barry Harris at 910-352-7867.