Lewis Cauble, past president of OCBA and now a Bee Inspector for the NC Department of Agriculture’s mountain region, will return to Orange County Beekeepers to help us plan for spring events in the apiary. He will discuss spring build up, swarm mitigation and colony splits. Spring is a time to anticipate swarms and to attempt to adjust hive space and environmental conditions to keep our bees healthy, productive and at home. Lewis will provide guidance to help us accomplish those goals.
We will be joined by Hannah Levenson. Hannah is doing research with Dr. David Tarpy’s apiculture lab at NCSU. Her research focuses on the foraging preferences of native bees. This research is relevant to beekeepers because it helps beekeepers identify important pollen and nectar sources that attract and nourish our honey bees.
The Orange County Beekeepers Association will be having our December social event on Thursday, December 8th, starting at 7:00 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Hillsborough. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring a heavy hors d’oeuvres. Water and wine will be provided by the club. If you prefer some other refreshment please bring it as well.
The Orange County Beekeepers Association will meet on Thursday, November 10th at 7:00 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Hillsborough. This months speaker will be Robert Gotwals from the North Carolina School of Science and Math in Durham. His presentation will be on Honeybee Genetics. We will also be electing new officers for 2017. I would encourage everyone to come.
Orange County Beekeepers Assoc. will meet on Thursday, Oct. 13th at 7:00 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Hillsborough. The address is 1710 Old NC 10 in Hillsborough. The presentation will be by Dr. Gerald Strope on the topic of Medical Uses of Honey. Everyone is welcome to attend.