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July 7-9, 2011

NCSBA Summer Meeting

Hosted by Alamance County Beekeepers
at Elon University in Elon, NC

Attendance: 520

Speakers included:

  • Dr. Richard Fell, Department of Entomology - Virginia Tech
  • Maryann Frazier, Penn State University
  • Ed Levi, Arkansas State Apiary Inspector
  • Dr. David Tarpy, Department of Entomology – NC State
  • Buddy Marterre, NC and EAS Master Beekeeper
  • Don Hopkins, NC State Apiary inspector
  • Brenna Traver, Virginia Tech

Workshops included:

  • Hive Evaluation – Colony strength to Queen Quality
  • Incorporating IPM Beekeeping
  • Microscope training for Nosema Detection
  • Heavenly Honey Culinary Creations
  • The Mighty Nuc
  • Designing your own Honey House
  • Pesticides Fact or Fiction
  • MBP Exams
  • In The Apiary
  • Microscope Selection and Use
  • Hive Tracks Software
  • Honey Plants – “Feeding your Bees”
  • Q & A for Beginning Beekeepers

Special Events:

  • Banquet on Friday night
  • Door Prizes each day
  • Silent Auction -- Bring donations of beekeeping items or other useful things to auction. Proceeds go to the Apiculture Science Fund at NCSU Entomology/Beekeeping
  • New this year: Honey Exchange -- Trade your Sweet Delight for someone else's Pride and Joy. Here's how:
    1. Bring one, two or even three 1-pound containers of your honey (labeled according to the membership-approved honey standard) and present them at the Honey Exchange table near the Registration Desk. You can bring extracted, comb or creamed honey, so long as it’s in a 1-pound jar and you are willing to trade it for someone else’s pride and joy.
    2. Upon drop off, you will be given one ticket for each jar presented. The Honey Exchange jars will be on display all day Friday, July 8th.
    3. At the morning break, on Saturday, bring your tickets to the Honey Exchange Table and redeem them for a different jar of honey (1 jar per ticket – first come, first served).
  • Honey Contest
  • Cooking with Honey Contest
  • Vendor displays and sale

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