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Join Cooperative Extension Better Living Series ‘Bees Are Amazing’

Jan 24, 2023, 11:54 AM by Jon Soles
Join Cooperative Extension's February Better Living Series workshops "Bees Are Amazing." Learn about honeybees, cooking with honey and candle making with beeswax.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Cumberland County Cooperative Extension announces the return of the popular Better Living Series for 2023 with “Bees Are Amazing” in February. The workshops will be held at the Cooperative Extension Auditorium, located at 301 E. Mountain Dr., Fayetteville.

The Fascinating World of Honeybees will be held Feb. 8 from 12 – 2 p.m. The workshop will cover the basics of beekeeping and how to get started in this fun pastime that provides numerous benefits. Registration and the $5 fee are due by Feb. 6. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-fascinating-world-of-honey-bees-tickets-510754549607.

Cooking with Honey will be held Feb. 15 from 12 – 2 p.m. Honey is a natural food that can be used in many different dishes. During this class, honey will be used to prepare a two-course meal. Registration and the $12 fee are due by Feb. 10. Class size is limited, so register early. Go to


Minding Your Beeswax will be held Feb. 22 from 12 – 2 p.m. This hands-on workshop will teach participants how to make a variety of beautiful all-natural candles from beeswax. Beeswax has been used for centuries to make candles for the home. Registration and the $12 fee are due by Feb. 17. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/minding-your-beeswax-better-living-series-tickets-510758050077.

See the full calendar of Better Living Workshops on the Cooperative Extension website at cumberland.ces.ncsu.edu.

For accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact Lisa Childers at 910-321-6880, no later than five business days before the event.


North Carolina Cooperative Extension is a strategic partnership of NC State Extension, The Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), and local government partners statewide. Extension delivers research-based education and technology from NC State and N.C. A&T that enriches the lives, land, and economy of North Carolinians. Extension professionals in all 100 counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokee provide educational programs specializing in agriculture, youth, communities, health, and the environment.