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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FREE LOANERS TO MEMBERSThe NHCBA has purchased 4 large (40 gal) sterilite containers for transporting bees (ie. I after ...
04/01/2021

FREE LOANERS TO MEMBERS

The NHCBA has purchased 4 large (40 gal) sterilite containers for transporting bees (ie. I after swarm capture)
All four sides have lockdown handle so NO bees can escape.
Very light weight. TEXT Bill Morrison (910) 409-4112 or message the FB Page to reserve yours today.

Below you will find the embedded zoom link for this week's webseries. This week will begin a little earlier in the eveni...
03/23/2021
Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Webinars, Screen Sharing

Below you will find the embedded zoom link for this week's webseries. This week will begin a little earlier in the evening to accommodate our speaker's schedule. The presentation will begin at 5:30 and last until around 7:15pm. The zoom link will be active starting around 5:00pm for users to login and get settled prior to the speaker going on. We again would like to mention that if you have never used the zoom platform before, to allow 15 mins or so to download the application and any updates. If using zoom on your laptop or computer the Google Chrome web browser seems to function the best. Zoom may also be downloaded on your tablet or smartphone and launched that way as well. All attendees will be muted upon entering the zoom, we ask that you keep your microphones muted during the presentation so as to not disturb others and cause feedback that disrupts the presentation. There is a chat function on zoom, that will allow you all to ask questions while the presentation is going on and at the end we will attempt to get through as many of those as possible.

This week's presenter will be:
Dr. Margaret J. Couvillon, Assistant Prof. of Pollinator Biology & Ecology
Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
Topic: Dancing bees bio-indicate landscape profitability for pollinators

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Passcode: 201473

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Last Week's Session

The recording of last week's session:
Sam Comfort: Anarchy Apiaries
Topic: The Good, the Bad, and the Bugly: recent efforts to simplify a complex bee world
is available below. The recording will be available until March 30th.

Meeting Recording:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/pYBiZqHpSUs8_jqV7tafoABKVHilLQq5t-HpXgCP7x7J_C91O61Pm_NAGBUsM00q.dL4pHhIVNTNoaQVp
Access Passcode: [email protected]

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Great presentation on ReQueening! Thank you David Little!๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ
03/19/2021

Great presentation on ReQueening! Thank you David Little!๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ

03/18/2021
03/17/2021
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

As previously mentioned, our web series begins this week. We apologize for the delay in getting this out. We will be sending out a link each week for the next few weeks for access to our web series. Please refer to the NCSBA website for more information on the presenters and their talks. This week's talk will start 7:00pm but we will have the zoom link open in advance for everyone to begin logging into zoom. If this is your first time utilizing Zoom please allow 10-15 minutes for downloading/installing the Zoom application and updates. Google Chrome internet browser seems to work best or by using the Zoom app that can be downloaded to your Apple/Android tablet or smartphone/device. Please note that attendance is limited to 500 participants.

This week's presenter will be:
Sam Comfort: Anarchy Apiaries
Topic: The Good, the Bad, and the Bugly: recent efforts to simplify a complex bee world

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87143885566?pwd=WFFPUUh4a0s4NHRUczFPeXY5d2NSdz09
Meeting ID: 871 4388 5566
Passcode: 929935

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03/13/2021

The girls are on the move and MaryJo is one step ahead of them!๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป2nd swarm capture! Thatโ€™s 2 in a row๐Ÿ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ

03/12/2021

Itโ€™s March 11th and MaryJo has a swarm!!!!๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ way to go MaryJo!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

03/11/2021

Worker bee emerging from her cell! Fluffing and wiggling-getting ready for her 1st job! Do you know that 1st job?

Photos from New Hanover County Beekeepers Association's post
03/08/2021

Photos from New Hanover County Beekeepers Association's post

New Hanover County Beekeepers Association's cover photo
02/26/2021

New Hanover County Beekeepers Association's cover photo

New Hanover County Beekeepers Association
02/26/2021

New Hanover County Beekeepers Association

Check out this red pollen!โค๏ธ๐Ÿโค๏ธ
02/25/2021

Check out this red pollen!โค๏ธ๐Ÿโค๏ธ

02/24/2021

NC State Hive Chat tonight at 7 pm

Honey Bee pheromones-the good the bad and the painful๐Ÿ˜ณon the left-lemony smell all good! On the right-ouch the painful, ...
02/19/2021

Honey Bee pheromones-the good the bad and the painful๐Ÿ˜ณ
on the left-lemony smell all good! On the right-ouch the painful, smells like banana! Great zoom Presentation on Honey Bee communication!

New Hanover County Beekeepers Association's cover photo
02/19/2021

New Hanover County Beekeepers Association's cover photo

New Hanover County Beekeepers Association's cover photo
02/19/2021

New Hanover County Beekeepers Association's cover photo

Bee Zoom tonight
02/19/2021

Bee Zoom tonight

02/18/2021

Bee Zoom at 7 pm check your email for details tonight

02/17/2021
02/11/2021
Happy Valentine's Day!
02/10/2021

Happy Valentine's Day!

01/31/2021

We Will Not Be Hosting a Beginner Bee School This year Due to Covid
options:
๐Ÿ NCState Apiculture
Dr David Tarpy BEES Academy-online Bee Keeping Courses

๐ŸBee Keeping Basics:A to Bee, CFCC Bill Morrison 2/6 &2/13, 9-12
(message us for details)

๐ŸPender County (zoom) Beginner Bee Check their page for details!

๐ŸRecommendations for Basic Bee Keeping Reading,Checkout Bee Keeping For Dummies๐Ÿ๐Ÿ˜

01/25/2021
Zoom bee tonight
01/22/2021

Zoom bee tonight

01/22/2021
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

bee zoom now

Topic: New Hanover Bee Keepers
Time: Jan 21, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87001761534?pwd=V0pUSjQvL0w2RTdtT3EycWZxdlFyUT09

Meeting ID: 870 0176 1534
Passcode: 356131

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Island Wildlife Chapter
01/15/2021

Island Wildlife Chapter

Even though we're in the midst of winter, we're thinking ahead to better days. Save the date and join Island Wildlife on Tuesday, January 19th at noon for a virtual talk with tri-county N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and Arboretum agent Amy Mead about selecting the best native pollinator plants for our coastal climate. This event is free and open to the public. However, preregistration is required.

Email [email protected] to preregister. We'll send you the North Carolina Wildlife Federation registration form and video link late this week.

Yes! Ways to help our pollinators!  ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ
01/15/2021
How to Turn Your Yard Into an Ecological Oasis

Yes! Ways to help our pollinators! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ

Replacing grass with even a few plants native to your region can save insects and the ecosystems that depend on them.

01/01/2021
12/25/2020
Bee Behavior by Randall Austin
12/18/2020

Bee Behavior by Randall Austin

12/18/2020

Zoom meeting at 730pm

An ugly bee Christmas sweater??
12/16/2020

An ugly bee Christmas sweater??

12/16/2020

2021 Officer Slate
Pres Susan Warwick
Vp Sandra Cecelski
Sec Tori Harrison
Treas Bill Morrison
New Director Caleb Harrison

Election on Zoom meeting on Thursday

12/16/2020

Honey Bee Behaviour
Meeting ID 876 1559 5658
Time Dec 17, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern
Bee Zoom meeting

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Our Story

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 โ€œoutreachโ€ education at schools and clubs where we bring bee products and equipment and do a lecture w/honey tasting.

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๐Ÿ๐ŸŒบMy hive swarmed today. 2nd-year beek here, and never had my hive swarm before. Luckily they gathered on a near by bush, so I was able to catch them!
Im new to Bees, where should I buy my bees from?
๐Ÿ‘‹ Hi everyone! Iโ€™m a beekeeper in Apex, Wake County. We keep a boat near Masonboro, NC. Iโ€™ve noticed lots of hive boxes off of Talley Lane. I would love to try some of that honey ๐Ÿฏ Anyone know the ๐Ÿkeeper or where I can buy some next time we are back in town?
Will yall be meeting in January? I am anxious to start keeping bees, but want to get a few meetings and some support under my belt first! Thank you!
we still need a volunteer to become chair the organization.
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.