Next Club MeetingTuesday, August 16th at 7 pm

State Fair Promotion!

We will discuss products of the hive, food, decorative items, and other categories of entries in the NC State Fair. Learn from past award winners how to improve your chances of winning a ribbon. You don’t even need to currently have honey bees to enter! Tim Huffman will present.

Plan to join us at 6:30 pm for social time. The meeting starts at 7 pm and will end at 8:30 pm.

As usual, our meeting will be hybrid- in-person and virtual. A Zoom meeting link will be sent to members a day or two before the meeting.

Future meetings

  • Aug-State Fair Promotion! Products of the Hive, Food, Decorative Items- Tim Huffman
  • September 20, 2022- Randall Austin- Bee Colonies as a Superorganism (zoom)
  • October 18, 2022- Theo Hartmann – Beehive Monitoring Using Sensors
  • November 15, 2022- George McAllister- Using a 3-Frame Queen Castle
  • December 20, 2022- End of Year Party!

Past meetings

2022

  • July 19 (virtual & in-person) Brood Pheromone Effects on the Hive– Eric Talley, NCSBA Master Craftsman
  • June 21 (virtual & in-person) Extracting Honey– Tim Huffman and Keith McLauren, 5CBA members
  • May 17 (virtual & in-person) Safety in the Beeyard– Chad Caudle, Wake County EMS and Beekeeper in Granville County (watch on YouTube)
  • April 19 (virtual & in-person) Gardening & Bees – Steve Amerige (watch on YouTube)
  • March 17 (virtual & in-person) Decoding the Waggle Dance – Kory Goldsmith
  • February 15 (virtual & in-person) Beekeeping Equipment– Darryl Gabritsch (download presentation)
  • January 18 (virtual) Why You Really Should Take Notes on Your Bees! – Anya, Daniel, Greg, Jessica

2021

  • December 21 (in-person) Annual Holiday Party and Games
  • November 17 (virtual & in-person) Sentinel Apiary Program and Mite Drift – Kelly Kulhanek
  • October 16 (virtual & in-person) Using 4 or 5 Five Frame Resource Hives – Daniel Harnden, Kory Goldsmith, Greg Wolgemuth
  • September 21  (virtual & in-person) Twelve Months in His Apiary – Dave Bradley
  • August 17  (virtual & in-person) State Fair Entry Preparation – Tim Huffman
  • July 20 (virtual & in-person) Mites- the Importance of a Robust Monitoring Program – Lewis Cauble
  • June 15 (virtual & in-person) What Would You Like to Know?- Magnus, Terry, Betsey, Daniel, and Kory
  • May 18 (virtual) The Honey Flow is Over, Now What? – Dana Stahlman
  • April 20 (virtual) Using the KISS Principle in Beekeeping – Jennifer Keller
  • March 16 (virtual) Spring Management: Swarms & Queen Castles – Tim Huffman
  • February 16 (virtual) Sustainable Apiary Techniques – Burton Beasley
  • January 19 (virtual) Spring Management: Setting Up for Sucess – Libby Mack

2020

  • December 15 (virtual) What and How of Beekeeping – Todd Prince
  • November 17 (virtual) Beekeeping in General – Bryan Fisher
  • October 20 (virtual) Listening to the Bees – Anya McGuirk
  • September 15 (virtual) Top Bar and Long Lang Hive Management -Terry Wright and Lori Hawkins
  • August 18  (virtual) Going into the Winter with Your Bees – CL Gobble
  • July 21 (virtual) The Business of Beekeeping – Shannon Baxter
  • June 16 (virtual) Cotton honey and NC Beekeepers Association membership – Guy Collins and James Dove
  • May 19 (virtual) Honey Extraction Demo and Certified Honey Producer Program information –Tim Huffman, Ed Speers, Greg Wolgemuth, and Daniel Harnden
  • April 21 (virtual) Increasing Honey Production and Discussion about Beekeeping – Jody Moore
  • March 17  Apiary Inspection – Adolphus Leonard
  • February 18  Increase Essentials: Two Methods – Betsey Spencer and Tim Huffman
  • January 21  Early Spring Buildup of Your Colonies – Betsey Spencer, Daniel Harnden, Greg Wolgemuth

2019

  • December 17- Holiday Potluck Dinner and Tasting of 14 Varietal Honeys – Suzy Spencer
  • November 19- Cooking with Honey -Greg Wolgemuth for Peter Kopcinski
  • October 15- Pollinator Plants – Debbie Roos
  • September 17- Bee Venom and Apitherapy – Tim Huffman & Terri Wright
  • August 20- Varroa Mites and Treatments – Betsy Spencer & Greg Wolgemuth
  • July 16- Anaphylaxis and Safety in the Apiary – Stone White & Ashton Knudson
  • June 18- How to Read a Hive – Marc Gottlieb
  • May 21- Honey Extraction – Greg Wolgemuth & Tim Huffman
  • April 16- Commercial Pollination – Jerry Flanigan
  • March 19- Spring Management for Honey Production – Betsy Spencer
  • February 19-Bait Hives and Swarm Prevention – Dave Bradley
  • January 15-Tim’s 12 Months in the Apiary – Tim Huffman

2018

  • December 16- Christmas Potluck and Honey Tasting – Suzy Spencer and the club members
  • November 20- Winter Chores – Greg et al
  • October 16- Beekeeping in Slovenia & Sweden – Suzy Spencer and Magnus Ullberg
  • September 18- 5CBA Born & Bred Project – David Arnold
  • August 21- Varroa Destructor Mite – Lynn Williams
  • July 17- Feeding Bees – Ronald Lassiter
  • June 1- Myths about Beekeeping – State Inspector Adolphus Leonard
  • May 15- Honey Extraction – Tim Huffman & Greg Wolgemuth
  • April 17- Pollinator Gardens – Kim Huntzinger
  • March 20- Beekeeping Equipment – Darryl Gabritsch
  • February 20- How to Set Swarm Bait Hives – Tim Sider
  • January 16- Observation Hives – Greg Wolgemuth and Tim Huffman

2017

  • December 19- Holiday Potluck Dinner and Honey Tasting – Suzy Spencer
  • November 21- Hive Scale Project Update – Annie Krueger
  • October 17- European Foul Brood – 5CBA members
  • Sepember 19- Having A Bee Plan for 2018 – David Lehmann and Blake Dexter
  • August 15- Preparing Your Hives for the Winter by Treating Diseases and Splitting – Jennifer Keller and Tim Huffman
  • July 18- Let’s Win some Prizes at the State Fair and Flow Hive Demo – 5CBA members
  • June 20- Beekeeping Stories – Dana Stahlman
  • May 16- Honey Extraction Demo – Tim Huffman
  • April 18- Open Question Night for the Eastern NC Bee Inspector – Adolphus Leonard
  • March 21- The Mechanics of Making a Split – Tim Huffman
  • February 21- Honeybee Democracy – CL Gobble
  • January 17- Essential and Extra Bee Equipment – Greg Wolgemuth and Kim Wood

2016

  • December 16- Holiday Potluck Dinner
  • November 15- Honey Tasting Basics Suzy Spencer
  • October 18- Hive Tracks Demo, and Mentoring Beekeepers Mike Laskowski, Craig Dupree and Tim Huffman
  • September 20- Preparing the Bees for Winter Tim Huffman
  • August 16- Web Forum Demo, Anaphylactic Reaction to Bee Stings, and Safety in Bee Yard Magnus Ulberg, David Arnold, Suzy Spencer
  • July 19- Hive Flow and Preparing State Fair Entries May Markoff and Don Hopkins
  • June 21- Re‐Queening Betsy Spencer
  • May 17- Honey Extraction, Honey Labels, and Becoming a Certified Honey Producer Tim Huffman, Matthew Jones, and Kim Underhill
  • April 19- Pollination Larry Green
  • March 16- Top 7 Ways to Kill Bees Will Hicks
  • February 16- Coming Out of Winter, Prepping for Honey Flow and Swarms Ben Crowley
  • January 19- Beekeeping Equipment Steve Baxter