Meetings are open to the public and are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Our next meeting is on March 21.




This month:   

March:  The Mechanics of Making a Split

Learn about how to take advantage of a hive that wants to swarm.  Tim Huffman will discuss using observation hives, queen castles, nucs,

and 8 or 10 frame hives.


Gather at the lodge at 6:30pm.

Meeting at 7pm.

..See our contact page for directions







Social Event-  Sunday April 9th


We will be hosting a potluck picnic, swap meet,  raffle, and bee races!

Come have fun with your beekeeping friends and family.  We have invited members of other local beekeeping clubs, too.

Time 1 pm- 5 pm

at the Bennett Bunn Lodge

Click here for more details

Signup by April 7 to let us know how many are coming and what food you will bring.




Upcoming Club Meetings


April:  Our guest speaker will be Leonard Adolphus, Bee Inspector for Eastern NC. Join us for an evening of Q & A.   Submit your questions at info@5cba.org.

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

  • March 15, 2016Hive 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
  • January 17, 2017  Essential and Extra Bee Equipment Greg Wolgemuth and Kim Wood
  • Feb 21, 2017:  Honeybee Democracy CL Gobble

5 County Beekeepers Association

Recent Programs.

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