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Robeson Community College

July 12-14, 2012
NCSBA Summer Meeting

Hosted by
Robeson County Beekeepers
Robeson Community College

5160 Fayetteville Rd., Lumberton, NC 28360



Meeting Agenda

Thursday, July 12, 2012

10:00 am

 NCSBA Executive Committee Meeting

10:00 am


12:45 pm

Call to Order & Welcome :Danny Jaynes, NCSBA President          

Invocation (Robeson County Beekeepers) Mitch Mercer


1:00-1:55 pm

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Malcolm Sanford,
     Beyond Disappearing Disease (The Roots of CCD)

2:00-2:50 pm

Presentation: Virginia Webb, Marketing Honey

2:50-3:45 pm

Presentation:  Bob Harvey, Queen Rearing

3:50-4:10 pm

Break – Visit Vendor Booths

4:10-4:15 pm

Door prizes

4:15-5:00 pm

Presentation:  Ray Revis, Russian Bee Update

5:00 pm

General Session End

Friday, July 13, 2012

8:00-9:00 am

NCSBA Executive Committee Meeting
     (carry over time if necessary)

8:00 am


9:00 am

Call to Order & Welcome: Julian Wooten (NCSBA 1st VP)             

Announcements and Door prizes

9:05-10:00 am

Keynote Speaker: Virginia Webb,
Preparing Entries for Honey Shows

10:05-10:55 am

Presentation:  Dr. Ambrose,

    Certified Honey Label and Honey Standards

10:55-11:10 am

Break – Visit Vendor Booths

11:10-12:00 pm

Presentation:  Bob Harvey, Nuc Box Production

12:00 pm

Door Prizes

12:00-1:00 pm

Break for Lunch and Visit with Vendors

1:00-3:00 pm

Workshops Sessions 1 & 2

3:00-4:00 pm

General Session for Elections, Announcements

4:00-5:00 pm

Workshops Session 3

5:00 pm

Workshops End, Break for Banquet

6:30 pm

NCSBA Summer Banquet – SE NC Farmers Market
(see map for directions)

Saturday, July 14, 2012

8:00 am


8:00 am

Welcome: Ed Hunt, NCSBA 2nd VP

8:05-9:00 am

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Malcolm Sanford,
Genetic Modified Organisims (GMO) in relation to Bees

9:05-9:55 am

Presentation: Eric Mills, Migratory Beekeeping

9:55-10:10 am

Break – Visit Vendor Booths

10:10-11:00 am

Presentation: Roxanne Alterui, Royal Jelly Production

11:05-12:00 pm

Ask the Speakers: Dr. Sanford, Dr. Ambrose, Ray Revis, Bob Harvey, Don Hopkins, Virginia Webb, Eric Mills, and Roxanne Alterui

12:00 pm

Door Prizes

Closing Remarks: Danny Jaynes (NCSBA President)

Workshops include:

  • Starting a Bee Business
  • Bear Fences
  • Fall Bee Splits
  • Cooking with Honey
  • Insect and Diseases
  • Fall Queen Rearing
  • Management of Russian Bees
  • Medical Benefits of the Hive
  • Lab ID of Nosema
  • Honey Certification
  • Reasons Why Hives Fail
  • Getting Back to Basic Beekeeping

Download Full Workshops Sessions Schedule


Click Here to Register Online

or Download Advance Registration Form
Advance Registration Deadline is July 6th!

Registration Fees Individual Family
Advance Registration: $20 $25
At-the-door: $30 $35
Non-members additional * $15* $15*

* pays 2012 NCSBA membership for one person.

Special Events:

  • Cooking with Honey Contest - Download Guidelines
  • Banquet on Friday night - $15 per person
  • Honey Contest
  • Door Prizes each day
  • Vendor displays and sale
  • Silent Auction -- Bring donations of beekeeping items or other useful things to auction. Proceeds go to the Apiculture Science Fund at NCSU Entomology/Beekeeping
  • 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 12th.
    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).

Download Flyer for Summer Meeting

Local Weather during meeting

Average high temp for July in Lumberton: 90F
Average low temp for July in Lumberton: 68F

Travel and Tourism

Lumberton Visitors Bureau



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