5 County Beekeepers Association

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​​​​​​​​​​​Meetings are open to the public and are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Our next meeting is on Jan 17.


This month:   

January:  What beekeeping equipment do you need?   What items are essential and which would be nice to have?  Presented by members Greg Wolgemuth and Kim Wood


Gather at the lodge at 6:30pm.

Meeting at 7pm.

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Saturday Feb 18th-  BEE SCHOOL!

Beekeeping Basics for Beginners​

8:45 - 4:30 at the lodge

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Upcoming Club Meetings



​February:  Learn about Honeybee Democracy and how to trap a swarm.  Presented by member CL Gobble.


March:  No matter how long you have been keeping bees, there's always so much to learn from other beekeepers.  Join us for an evening of Q & A.

Recent Programs.

  • January 19, 2016 Beekeeping Equipment Steve Baxter
  • February 16, 2016 Coming Out of Winter, Prepping for Honey Flow and Swarms Ben "Mr. Buzz" Crowley
  • March 15, 2016 Hive Maintenance, Pest Control and the “Top 7 Ways to Kill Bees” Will Hicks, NC Bee Inspector
  • April 19, 2016 Pollination and Commercial Beekeeping Insights Larry Green, TLC Bees
  • May 17, 2016 Honey Extraction Demo, Honey Labels, NC Certified Honey Producer Program Tim Huffman, Matthew Jones, Kim Underhill
  • June 21, 2016 Re-Queening Betsy Spencer
  • July 19, 2016 Flow Hive, and State Fair Entries May Markoff, Don Hopkins (NC Bee Inspector)
  • August 16, 2016 Web Forum Demo, Anaphylactic Reaction to Bee Stings, and Safety in Bee Yard Magnus Ulberg, David Arnold, Suzy Spencer
  • September 20, 2016 Preparing the Bees for Winter Tim Huffman
  • October 18, 2016 Hive Tracks Demo, and Mentoring Beekeepers Mike Laskowski, Craig Dupree and Tim Huffman
  • November 15, 2016 Honey Tasting Basics Suzy Spencer

What our Club Offers


Educational Beekeeping Programs 
 

Swarm Capturing Service 
 

Mentorship
 

Hands on Hive Training
 

Community Outreach Programs
 

Use of club equipment including the 3 frame electric honey extractor
 

Multimedia educational tools
 

Awesome Meeting Environment  
 

Family Friendly Meetings


Socializing with Seasoned Beekeepers

Meetings