Next Club MeetingTuesday, December 13th – Christmas Party

Details are in the works!!!

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

  • December 13, 2022- End of Year Party!
  • January 17th, 2023 – Rick Coor (NCState Endowment) & Matt Booth (Hives for Heroes)

Past meetings

2022

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