New Hanover County Beekeepers Association

New Hanover County Beekeepers Association New Hanover County Beekeepers Association is a civic club based in Wilmington, NC. We're here for all those interested in beekeeping. Founded in the Fall of 2010, NHCBA was established by a group of like-minded and passionate beekeepers wanting to centralize our resources and expertise and share the knowledge and experience with others.
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Operating as usual

11/20/2020
11/20/2020
11/20/2020

Zoom bees at 730

11/19/2020

Check your email for Zoom meeting details for tonight

11/19/2020

UPDATES FROM THE BEEKEEPER EDUCATION & ENGAGEMENT SYSTEM (BEES)

November 17, 2020




Welcome to the BEES network!

The Beekeeper Education & Engagement System is an online resource for beekeepers at all levels. The structure of the BEES network consists of three ascending levels of complexity ('Beginner' and 'Advanced' courses, plus an 'Ambassador' for engagement) and three general tracks of content (honey bee biology, honey bee management, and the honey bee industry).

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NEW 'Advanced' Queen Biology & Management bundle

Get ready for next swarm season by taking advantage of a 20% discount on multiple courses involving honey bee queens. Includes the three mini-courses: Queens and mating, Queen rearing, Honey bee stocks—3 mini-courses, 13 lectures, 3.57 hours of content.

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NEW 'Advanced' Colony Health bundle

Keeping honey bees healthy is a full-time job for beekeepers. We've therefore bundled three mini-courses that address diseases, parasites, and pesticides: Pathogens, Parasites, Pests, and Problems; Varroa Integrated Pest Management; Knowing about Pesticides—3 mini-courses, 11 lectures, 3.50 hours of content.

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All three 'Beginner' BEES courses now discounted

This online learning experience is curated to educate beginner beekeepers in the fascinating world of apiculture. This beekeeping training bundles three online courses with slides and recordings by Dr. David Tarpy and will involve your reviewing the pre-recorded courses on your computer at your convenience. Enroll anytime—only $84 per person, a 20% discount!

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Four new courses now available

We are happy to launch four new BEES offerings, including Honey Bee Stocks, Foraging Biology, Honey Bee Genetics & Bee Breeding, and Pheromones.

More information on BEES mini-courses »

Beekeeper Education & Engagement System (BEES) »

11/16/2020

Check your email for Zoom meeting on Thursday at 730pm. Need volunteers for officers please step up fast

11/08/2020
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Michael Goins is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Splits 101
Time: Nov 19, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Trick or Treat New officer nominations are open
10/30/2020

Trick or Treat New officer nominations are open

We are happy to continue our bi-weekly Zoom apiculture webinars called Apiculture Online—Hive Chat with NC State. Our ne...
10/30/2020
NC State Apiculture

We are happy to continue our bi-weekly Zoom apiculture webinars called Apiculture Online—Hive Chat with NC State. Our next webinar will be this next Wednesday, November 4th at 7:00 pm (EDT).

Bees in Season (what your bees are doing right now, and what you should do as a beekeeper)
Timely Topic: A primer on honey bee pheromones (Brad Metz)
Interview: Mark Carroll, USDA-ARS, research on chemical ecology and seasonal nutrition
Open Q&A session
Be on the lookout for future emails through our Wolfpack Waggle listserv disseminating the link, but for further information and regular updates can also be found on our ‘Webinars’ page on the NC State Apiculture Program’s Extension Portal site.

https://entomology.ces.ncsu.edu/apiculture/beekeeping-webinars/

Because we have had such high demand and to keep things consistent among all attendees, we will be live streaming our webinar on our YouTube channel. Our Zoom platform will only have the presenters included, so all questions can be typed in the “comment” section on YouTube and we will have moderators routinely screening those questions to discuss. Please subscribe to our channel (so you will get automatic notification of the live stream) or logon directly to:

https://tinyurl.com/ycxy5mlm

The Apiculture Program at NC State University conducts research, teaching, and extension on honey bee biology and beekeeping. This video channel provides acc...

10/28/2020

Nominations are open for officers. We need everyone!

10/26/2020

Bees on aster

10/26/2020
Old beekeepers are scary
10/22/2020

Old beekeepers are scary

10/15/2020
10/12/2020
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Michael Goins is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Varroa Mite Virus
Time: Oct 15, 2020 07:30

Check your email for details

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10/01/2020

A mentor is needed in the Forest Hills area. Please volunteer

09/23/2020
www.gabeekeeping.com

Today organized beekeeping is in a good news bad news scenario. The bad news being the fact that we currently cannot physically gather to disseminate educational material, transact association business, do training and have plain old fellowship. Of course, this will be the new normal until restrictions related to the pandemic are lifted. The good news is that due to modern communication technology and the creative efforts of some dedicated individuals we have been able to accomplish some of the aforementioned tasks. Dr. David Tarpy, NCSU, has generously given much time and effort to the production of the YouTube channel “Apiculture Online”. I would encourage you to view the next edition in this series Wednesday September 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm. A segment of the program will address the noxious hive beetle. I am hearing of some serious infestations in my area.

Another upcoming virtual event to make you aware of is the Georgia Beekeepers Association Fall Meeting. This two day Zoom event features many well-known speakers AND workshops. September 25-26 ar the dates. These two days are a bargain at $15. More information and the official meeting program is available at www.gabeekeeping.com.

Doug Vinson, NCSBA President

09/18/2020
App for variable mite  info
09/18/2020

App for variable mite info

Photos from New Hanover County Beekeepers Association's post
09/17/2020

Photos from New Hanover County Beekeepers Association's post

09/17/2020
09/17/2020

Zoom meeting started

09/14/2020

Check your email for zoom details for Thursday night at 730 pm

09/14/2020

2021 Good News #1 new officer nominations are needed

#2 All zoom speakers are getting $75 for helping us.

#3 The first 50 people to pay local dues will be getting state dues paid. Contact Bill Morrison for details

#4 All 2020 meetings will be on zoom due to Arboretum is closed to public meetings.

09/14/2020

Just a zoom reminder meeting is Thursday at 730 pm

🐝🍉🐝 ❤️looks refreshing,especially in this heat!
09/02/2020

🐝🍉🐝 ❤️looks refreshing,especially in this heat!

08/20/2020
08/19/2020

Check your email for Zoom meeting tomorrow at 730

Interesting read.
08/11/2020
A 17-Year-Old From Connecticut Is Saving Honey Bees

Interesting read.

Raina Jain, a 17-year-old student has the potential to solve one of the world’s large-scale problems. She has designed an entranceway for beehives that can stop a varroa mite infestation in its tracks.

We are happy to continue our bi-weekly Zoom apiculture webinars called Apiculture Online—Hive Chat with NC State. Our ne...
08/10/2020
NC State Apiculture

We are happy to continue our bi-weekly Zoom apiculture webinars called Apiculture Online—Hive Chat with NC State. Our next webinar will be this next Wednesday, August 12th at 7:00 pm (EDT).

Bees in Season (what your bees are doing right now, and what you should do as a beekeeper)
Timely Topic (Sampling for varroa mites)
Guest Interview (Dr. Mike Simone-Finstrom, USDA-ARS, Baton Rouge)
Open Q&A session
Be on the lookout for future emails through our Wolfpack Waggle listserv disseminating the link, but for further information and regular updates can also be found on our ‘Webinars’ page on the NC State Apiculture Program’s Extension Portal site.

https://entomology.ces.ncsu.edu/apiculture/beekeeping-webinars/

Because we have had such high demand and to keep things consistent among all attendees, we will be live streaming our webinar on our YouTube channel. Our Zoom platform will only have the presenters included, so all questions can be typed in the “comment” section on YouTube and we will have moderators routinely screening those questions to discuss. Please subscribe to our channel (so you will get automatic notification of the live stream) or logon directly to:

https://tinyurl.com/ycxy5mlm

The Apiculture Program at NC State University conducts research, teaching, and extension on honey bee biology and beekeeping. This video channel provides acc...

08/06/2020
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Michael Goins is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Fall Splits for Spring Management
Time: Aug 20, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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The NCSBA is preparing to send you a letter or email with notice of elections and motions for the amending of our consti...
07/15/2020
Beekeeping Webinars

The NCSBA is preparing to send you a letter or email with notice of elections and motions for the amending of our constitution and bylaws. Please participate in the process. Those members that are receiving the ballot via email have opted in the electronic process, which is saving the association thousands of dollars. There will be an electronic ballot for Officers and Regional Directors who are up for election, along with the motions for amending our Constitution and Bylaws. Voting will close on August 24, 2020. Elected officers take office on September 1, 2020.

There is no news yet on the State Fair in Raleigh. The Mountain State Fair has already been cancelled. We will keep you posted on what we hear. Hopefully, chapters are meeting via Zoom or similar methods. If a chapter needs assistance, please let us know. Watch for more information on the available list of presenters for virtual meetings. We still need more and the list will be published shortly. If you need help before then, email [email protected] for assistance.

Apiculture Online—Hive Chat with NC State
Dr. Tarpy at NCSU will continue the bi-weekly Zoom apiculture webinars called Apiculture Online—Hive Chat with NC State. The next webinar will be tonight, Wednesday, July 15th at 7:00 pm (EDT).

Bees in Season (what your bees are doing right now, and what you should do as a beekeeper)
Timely Topic (The NC State Queen & Disease Clinic - Erin McDermott and Dr. Brad Metz)
Guest Interview (Patrick Wilbanks, Wilbanks Apiaries, Claxton, GA)
Open Q&A session

Be on the lookout for future emails through our Wolfpack Waggle listserv disseminating the link, but for further information and regular updates can also be found on our ‘Webinars’ page on the NC State Apiculture Program’s Extension Portal site.

NC State Apiculture Program’s Extension Portal site:
https://entomology.ces.ncsu.edu/apiculture/beekeeping-webinars/

Because we have had such high demand and to keep things consistent among all attendees, we will be live streaming our webinar on our YouTube channel. Our Zoom platform will only have the presenters included, so all questions can be typed in the “comment” section on YouTube and we will have moderators routinely screening those questions to discuss. Please subscribe to our channel so you will get automatic notification of the live stream.

Stay safe, and may your bees make lots of honey,
Paul Newbold, NCSBA President

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The NHCBA meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the New Hanover County Arboretum, 6206 Oleander Dr. in Wilmington, N.C., unless otherwise announced. Our Activities Swarm Removal - we have members who capture swarms in peoples yards, houses, etc. Communication - our members participate in the Forum, listen in on all the activities, ask questions, get answers. Non-members have access to our Events, Meetings, Shows Bulletin Board. Education - we run a beginner's beekeeping class in the Spring, sign up early as the classes fill up fast. Membership - our members share a close camaraderie in the beekeeping community and are able to expand their expertise and knowledge with constant contact. Won't you join us? Outreach - we do “outreach” education at schools and clubs where we bring bee products and equipment and do a lecture w/honey tasting.

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Have any of y'all ever successfully preserved and displayed an empty honeycomb? Looking for some direction... epoxy?
Hi all! Do any of you sell honey from the Myrtle Grove area? Looking to get done for allergy relief! TIA!
Hi - hope all are well. Does anyone sell their beeswax? Want to make some candles. Thanks!
Michael Goins is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Varroa Monitoring and Treatment for Hobby Beekeeper Time: Sep 17, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83547402172?pwd=MktMemc1OWZ3ei9PTG1reG5GWDgwZz09 WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR DETAILS
Hi! I'm a homeschool mama (before COVID...this is our 10th year) and we are studying bees this year. I was wondering if there were any beekeepers who would allow visitors to show us all you do! We will wear masks and social distance! If anyone is willing to allow for visitors (I've got a 13, 8 and 6 year old), please let me know! You can email me: [email protected]. We live in the Porters Neck area!
This is one of the packaged bees hives we installed 3 weeks ago. On last week's inspection, we noticed a few drones capped brood cells on two frames. This week we noticed this on one of those frames. Is this a queen cell? It's on the top third of the frame.
After watching this week's bi-weekly NCSU meeting, I wanted to ask if anyone in our area uses a robber screen on their hives? If so how long do you leave it on the hive?
Hi there! NHCBA member here and Bee School grad). Any thoughts on this frame? Something looks off with all the partially capped cells. Especially the ones toward the center of the frame. Thanks!
I am considering getting into beekeeping and was wondering are there any mentorships in the area, or people who mentor?
We would like to thank Nancy and Bob Jordan for their fast response and removal of a hive in our tree Saturday May 2. They answered all my many questions and left with a full box of bees in exchange for a wonderful jar of fresh spring honey! You have a very good website.
I've got two queenless hives. Does anyone have access to queens? Thanks!