This month our Stanly County Beekeepers Association (SCBA) meeting will be held at Union Chapel Methodist Church on June 13th, 2013 at 7:00 pm. We have had meetings at this location before.
The church is located on Hwy 52 south business across from the Stanly County Fairgrounds.
Union Chapel Methodist Church
24361 S Business 52, Albemarle, NC, 28001
We will have a covered dish supper beginning at 6:00 pm. Tea, coffee, and water will be furnished. Desserts as always are welcome and appreciated.
This month Ellis Hardison will be our speaker. He is going to teach us about rearing your own queens. Hope to see everyone at the meeting!
In May we will be having a field day and cookout rather than a meeting at the Agri-Civic center.
Our field day will be on Saturday May 11th, 2013.
We are now going to meet at 7:00 a.m. at Judy’s Restaurant at 720 NC 24/27 Bypass. We will be leaving Judy’s at 8:00 a.m. sharp to begin our field day. If you would like to join us for breakfast meet us at 7:00 a.m. if you do not want to eat breakfast but are going on the field trip be in the parking lot and ready to go by 8:00 a.m.
In May we will be having a field day and cookout rather than a meeting at the Agri-Civic Center.
Our field day will be on Saturday May 11th, 2013. We will begin by meeting at Bill Smith’s home on Hwy 52 South at 8:00 a.m. From there we will go inspect and learn about other member’s beehives.
Our state bee inspector, Nancy Ruppert, will be performing the inspections. If you would like to have your beehives inspected please let Bill Smith, RC Furr, or myself know as soon as possible.
Then about 2:00 p.m. we will meet at Hipo’s Haven Campground, 24076 Saint Martin Road 704-982-5081 (directions) (map) for a cookout.
All Stanly County Beekeeper members and their families are invited to the cookout regardless of whether they participated in the field day or not. We will be having hamburgers, hotdogs, and the fixin’s.
Please bring a dessert if you like. If you will be attending the cookout please let me know by email or phone so we can plan accordingly.
If you signed up to have your beehives inspected or to attend the cookout at the April meeting, then you do not need to respond to this notice unless there has been a change.
We hope to see everyone at the field day/cook out.
Ellis Hardison spoke about swarms at last night’s Stanly County Beekeeping Association’s (SCBA) March meeting at the Agri-Civic Center in Albemarle, NC.
Ellis Hardison shared many of his experiences in collecting swarms; he began working with bees with his grandfather at age five.
Ellis Hardison described how cultures from different continents collected swarms as well as how they replaced their queens.
While grazing on the web this morning I found another blog that talks about saving bees. Growing A Greener World has a video that takes you from setting up a hive to enjoying a local honey-based meal. Check it out.
You might want to check out the whole site: http://www.growingagreenerworld.com for complete gardening coverage.
I’ll be reading it frequently now that I’ve found it.
If anyone needs compost, please let me know. Poop Mountain has aged over five years and offers some of the best, gentle compost in the area.
The Stanly County Beekeepers are holding a Beekeepers’ Class beginning January 28th, 2013 at the Stanly Co. Agri Civic Center, 26032-B Newt Road, Albemarle, NC 28001 at Hwy 24/27 in Albemarle, NC.
Classes will be held every Monday, from 7pm to 9pm for six weeks. Fee is $15.00 per person and includes beekeeping book as well as instructor fees.
Call 704-982-1861, 980-875-0672, or 704-983-1726 to register, or for more information.
Happy New Year Everyone!
Our January meeting will be held at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center at 26032-B Newt Road, Albemarle, NC 28001 intersecting with Hwy 27 on January 10th, 2013 at 7:00 pm.
Bob Blackwelder will be our speaker.
A catered dinner will be available at 6:00 pm at a cost of $9.00 per person. This includes a meat, 2 vegetables, bread, and sweet tea or water.
If you would like, please feel free to bring a dessert, it will be appreciated.
If you plan on having dinner with us please respond to me by email or phone no later than Tuesday, January 8th so I can plan accordingly.
We hope to see everyone at the meeting!
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