I have signed up for two classes. One is a certified organic class, and the other it a beginer beekeeping class. Both being offered in Forsyth County.
The link for the Certified Organic class is: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/86792
It talks about IPM and several other options for "natural" beekeeping. At $11.50 with tax for a fun day you cannot beat it! You also get the ability to use the license for certified organic labels on your honey.
There is not real tension about the bees on the homefront, other than the fact that they are going to be on the back porch for about 2 years before the garden grows up enough. We do entertain on the deck at times so it will have to be late in the evening before anyone goes out…. One of the neighbors does not care and one set is curious about it, the rest are college kids or never around for me to talk with….