Saturday Feb 25, 2017 11am at Rocky Cross (Middlesex, NC) intersection of Rocky Cross Rd & Burgess Rd.  We will meet and inspect all hives from top to bottom . Temperature is predicted to be 71 degrees at 11 am and we will go until it is done.

Sunday Dec 18, 2016 Meet at the apiary at 2pm for a mite treatment.  We'll be using the oxalic acid vaporizer.

Saturday April 2, 2016 at the club's meeting place: a Bee-giner's Class to prepare new members for participation in the Hive Increase Program. Arrive at 8:45, class begins at 9 and ends at 4:30.  Bring your lunch. Registration ends soon!  Call Suzy Spenser at to reserve a spot. 

Our speakers are experienced beekeepers who will cover topics including honey bee biology, getting started, equipment, swarm prevention, pests and diseases, extraction, and NC honey standards. Please read the book, First Lessons in Beekeeping by Keith Delaplane before the class.

The first workday was on Saturday April 16 at 11am.  

We inspected several hives, starting with our HIve Increase Project.  It was interesting comparing the difference between it and a hive set up adjacent to it.  One had been fed with a top feeder since January and the other had not.  We also inspected several other hives at that location owned by Tim. Unfortunately, it was too cool to do a mite count.  We kept notes using both paper notes and the Hive Tracks mobile application.   Photos of the workday will be posted soon.

The next workday is on Saturday June 4 at 11am.

We have sponsors!  Thank you everyone!  

Sponsors will be loaning the hardware needed for each new hive as the splits are made.  The first two will be sponsored by the club.  Club members will provide the rest.  Equipment will be returned to the owners at the end of the project     

1  5CBA

2  5CBA

3  Suzy Spencer

4  Kim and Tom Underhill

5  Bill Lamb

6  May Markoff

7  David Arnold

8  Dianne Saunders

9  David and Debbie Holland

10  C. L. Gobble

11  Gov Wallace

12  Dr. Ron Itini

Greg Wolgemuth is the alternate if someone drops out.

5CBA is starting a club apiary to give new members a chance to have hands on experience in beekeeping.  We will be following Tim Huffman's HIve Increase Program to grow one nuc into 12 honey producing hives in 18 months.  This page will be following the project as it unfolds...

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